Good things do happen.
Two days in a row, hate has been defeated by love. The anti-gay marriage provision in California has been declared unconstitutional by a judge. It will have to move further through the court system and to the Supreme Court before it hopefully becomes true law of the land, but it is a sign of hope that the bad guys don't always win. Maybe this is a sign that the pendulum of hate has peaked and is beginning to lose its momentum. I hope so.
Just a couple of poems tonight, I think. Scrolling back to make sure I hadn't posted them already, I noticed that despite efforts not to repeat myself, I have posted a couple of poems more than once. My apologies for that. Don't think I've done this one since I started the daily reminders. If I have I apologize again. Hope this doesn't mean I'm getting senile. That would not be good. It isn't the plan. "The Plan" is to die in my sleep, 15 or 20 years from now with all my mental faculties in tact.
To spread outUnfoldAs the eagle expands his wingsReleasing his weight into the windHanging still on the airAbove rough mountainsTo echoLike windThrough mountain canyonsHum among tall treesTo radiate the stillness of a star'stoo-distant motionThen hang beneath the lightIn waiting for another darknessTo mingle with the earthAnd send deep roots withinAll of thisWould still not be enough to set me free.- Katherine E. Rabenau
EAGLESuch flight must surely be magnificentMust loose the soul to higher worldsIt is too beautiful to be merely practicalLook how he dances, glides and swoopsWithin the endless depth of skySo certain of his powerSo easy on the windLook how the heavens carry him aboutAbove the rugged spires of a dying world.- Katherine E. Rabenau
Some things I'm grateful for today:
- the overturning of Prop 8
- friends and family
- my microwave oven
May Your Hopes and Dreams Take Flight
and May Your Day Be Rich in Beauty