Saturday, March 17, 2012

Chill Out!

Photo by M Barrett Miller
Chill out!!
Recently I pulled away from the helter skelter noise of traffic-burdened streets to get a little peace and quiet.
The closest place to get out of the maelstrom was a massive cemetery that spans blocks of prime Seattle real estate.
As I sat listening to the rain pounding down I couldn’t help but notice a site preparation awaiting a long-term resident.
The longer I looked out the window the more the scene began to unfold.
I was wandering the past through the eyes of that noble fir standing quiet guard over the souls of thousands.
The present was under the sagging rain filled tarp waiting for guests to say their final goodbyes.
The future was in process under the watchful eye of the crane operator perched high above all the craziness below.
The longer I sat there the more ridiculous all the negative arguments raining down on us from strutting politicians seems so be in light of the obvious, just outside my window.
We are here as unseen flashes on the cosmic clock. Hardly long enough to make much of a dent in the workings of the universe.
The present candidates for the presidency continue to go on about the horrors of gay marriage, contraception, immigration, religious inferiors, tax equity and health care for all, as they saber rattle towards more conflict in the name of liberty.
Seems so simple.
Try your best to get out of your own way as you search for answers and someone to tell you are really okay and deserving of being loved.
Leave the rest of the searchers alone as they try to find some balance with all that is pulling at them, in one way or another, confusing them, as they desperately look for an answer somewhere-anywhere.
Let them live by what they have found workable for themselves.
Let them love whomever they love.
Leave them alone.
Don’t worry – be happy!
“…I shall be telling this with a sigh 

Somewhere ages and ages hence: 

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-- 

I took the one less traveled by, 

And that has made all the difference”
Robert Frost

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