On my little island this is the longest day.
Perhaps on yours it is the shortest.
The same day means different things
depending on which island you’re on.

Recently I lost something, and yet, I gained.
As I age some things work more poorly; some improve.
Everything has light in it, and dark.
It’s more full in our eyes when we see both light and shadow.

There is always the thing, and our judgment of the thing.
There is my experience of it, and yours.
Neither is right, nor wrong.
Wisdom is knowing both.

God help us see without erasing.
Help us discern without judging.
Help us imagine the other side.
Help us stand, and allow.

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

   â€”June 21, 2019

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