May The Rain Wash Away The Pain

May The Rain Wash Away The Pain

“Life is thickly sown with thorns,
and I know no other remedy
than to pass quickly through them.
The longer we dwell on our misfortunes,
the greater is their power to harm us.”

Voltaire

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They All Fall Down

They All Fall Down

“She tells me she wants to be a raindrop.
She doesn’t mind falling.
As long as she’s not alone,
and raindrops are never alone.”
When Five Fell – by Wong Fu Productions

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Daisy Don’t Doubt… Does He Love Me, Does He Love Me Not

Daisy Don't Doubt... Does He Love Me, Does He Love Me Not

“When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among
his pinions may wound you.

And when he speaks to you believe in him,
Though his voice may shatter your dreams
as the north wind lays waste the garden.

For even as love crowns you
so shall he crucify you.
Even as he is for your growth
so is he for your pruning.

Even as he ascends to your height and
caresses your tenderest branches
that quiver in the sun,

So shall he descend to your roots
and shake them in their clinging to the earth.

Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself.
He threshes you to make you naked.
He sifts you to free you from your husks.
He grinds you to whiteness.
He kneads you until you are pliant;
And then he assigns you to his sacred fire,
that you may become sacred bread
for God’s sacred feast.

All these things shall love do unto you
that you may know the secrets of your heart,
and in that knowledge become
a fragment of Life’s heart.

But if in your fear you would seek
only love’s peace and love’s pleasure,

Then it is better for you that you cover your
nakedness and pass out of love’s threshing-floor,

Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh,
but not all of your laughter, and weep,
but not all of your tears.

Love gives naught but itself and
takes naught but from itself.

Love possesses not nor would it be possessed;
For love is sufficient unto love.

When you love you should not say,
“God is in my heart,” but rather,
“I am in the heart of God.”

And think not you can direct the course of love,
for love, if it finds you worthy,
directs your course.

Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.
But if you love and must needs have desires,
let these be your desires:

To melt and be like a running brook
that sings its melody to the night.

To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and
give thanks for another day of loving;

To rest at the noon hour and
meditate love’s ecstasy;

To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer
for the beloved in your heart

and a song of praise upon your lips.”
Kahlil Gibran

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Shine On

Shine On

“If a drop of water falls in a lake
there is no identity.
But if it falls on a leaf of a lotus
it shines like a pearl.
So choose the best place where you would shine.”

Unknown

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Beautiful Buttercup

Beautiful Buttercup

“Buttercups and daisies,
Oh, the pretty flowers;
Coming ere the Springtime
To tell of sunny hours.”
Mary Howitt

Unity Belles

Unity Belles

“In one drop of water are found
all the secrets of all the oceans;

in one aspect of You are found
all the aspects of existence.”

Kahlil Gibran

Let The Rain Fall Down On Me

Let The Rain Fall Down On Me

“The magic of purpose and of love
in its purest form. Not television love,
with its glare and hollow and sequined glint;
not sex and allure,
all high shoes and high drama,
everything both too small and
in too much excess, but just love.
Love like rain, like the smell of a tangerine,
like a surprise found in your pocket.”
Deb Caletti