"The real trick to life is not to be in the know, but to be in the mystery."
-Fred Alan Wolf

02 December 2016


The birdcalls begin their praise.
And it's their right.  We listen closely.
(We behind masks, in costumes!)
What do they call? a little willfulness,

a little sadness, and such huge promise,

sawing away at the half-locked future.
And in between, healing in our hearing:
the beautiful silence that they break.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Painting by Jacob Collins.

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