You come sweet little bird, greet
Us this morning, good tidings, a spirit
To light our souls, to see
The essence in every moment
Days when flowers bloom
Or nights when glasses are broken
When strength rises from suffering
When hope remains during uncertainties.
“I really think so. You see, we spend so much time educating children, quite rightly, but sometimes we educate without teaching them how to see.
When you see, you stay still and you gaze, you look into the heart of something, into its essence. Now those steps of seeing are not generally spelled out for any of us. So on the whole we glance, and it washes off our Teflon suit. It hasn’t penetrated.”-Esther de Waal,
note:Esther de Waal, author, Seeking God: The Way of St. Benedict, was asked:
Do you think that people’s appreciation for the nonverbal is impoverished?
the premise of existentialism: “Existence precedes essence…Feelings of anxiety and even anguish are all part of the normal course of things.The existentialist does not struggle to cope when events become overwhelming.”
-from Philosophy, Something to Believe In by Richard Paul Janaro