Thursday, November 26, 2015

For All of It

 I write about the power of trying, because I want to be okay with failing. I write about generosity because I battle selfishness. I write about joy because I know sorrow. I write about faith because I almost lost mine, and I know what it is to be broken and in need of redemption. I write about gratitude because I am thankful – for all of it.

~Kristin Armstrong

Friday, November 13, 2015

Today I Must Look

Today I Must Look

Red leaf, the color hard to describe
When I look closely there are many variations

Some tart red
Some wine
Some in transition, red to wine
Like the miracle

Too soon the red will change to clay brown
And so today I must look

And tomorrow, in the midst of winter
When the brown seems muddy and old
I must remember
The red is there, too

These leaves hold on tightly
Waiting, waiting all winter

Until the new growth comes
And releases them
They take flight and become
The soil that feeds all color