Fire ignites. Rivers flow downstream.
Flowers open when the moment is right.
Go and polish that mirror inside yourself,
Then go and stand under the sun at noon.
Reflect the glorious light with such strength
That even the stars will know your name.
Your time is now, always.
I don’t believe in in any god,
Or in heaven or hell,
So naturally god is with me
In my eyes.
In my ears.
Everything I see and hear
And the times when I forget this
And for a godless man
I certainly pray a lot!
---Thank god for that.
"And I looked around that gate of late and weary ones and I thought, this is the world I want to live in. The shared world.… This can still happen anywhere. Not everything is lost."
-Naomi Shihab Nye, in "Gate A-4"