I am having too much fun with friends this evening, so this one will be short.
Every time I climb this Tower,
I think I have finally learned
the secret of flying instead of falling,
how to rest on air, how to sink
through air like water.
Still, each time the falling
comes as a shock,
like the tumble into frigid waters,
the air knocked out of me,
the ego battered by wind and flame.
Tomorrow, after the terror of falling from the Tower, the Fool finds the relief of the Star. Resting in the cool and twinkling light. It is a time of renewal and hope and inspiration. She breathes.
Gratitude List in Honor of Earth Day:
1. Julia Butterfly Hill
2. Rachel Carson
3. Wangari Maathai
4. Vandana Shiva
5. Jane Goodall
6. Friends meeting in the rain to climb a tower that may or may not be there, with four crows flying, mist parting like a curtain, and a red rider disappearing into the west. And a salamander. And nursing pain together.
May we walk in Beauty!