Lifting my face to the sky
there is the moment when the sun’s rays caress the skin
it seeps into the bones
warms the heart
A fleeting eclipse
before it retreats into the clouds
Between the juncture of clouds
amidst the smattering of rainfalls
They are everything
Last night I had a date night with my husband. Dinner AND a movie. When he was using he couldn’t tolerate things like this. I remember the overwhelming loneliness I felt, especially on the weekends. Recalling last night, well, the joy I felt…I feel..it’s just spilling out of me.
Monday we celebrate the life and legacy of an American civil rights hero, a human rights advocate, a proponent for peace, and a voice of love, Martin Luther King Jr. He said: “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
In 5 days, Donald J Trump, a man who scapegoats others; who is hateful, divisive, and corrupt, celebrated by the KKK and white supremacists, will be inaugurated into the office of presidency in the United States.
Cherish the moments between the storms. And don’t forget to rest up as well, we will need our strength for the fight ahead.
*Image Credit: screenshot from someone’s Facebook post*