February 18 2014 parkway 014

Have you ever felt so at one with the world,

with the universe, with everything that is,

that you were overcome with love?

That is reality. That is the truth.

What we make of it is up to us,

as the painting of the sunrise is up to the artist.

In our world humanity has strayed from that love.

It lives hatred and power struggles

and manipulations of the earth itself

for its own narrow reasons.

Continue and no one will see the sunrise.

The sunrise will always exist, of course,

but people on earth will know nothing of it

and finally even stories of its beauty

will fade from our knowing.
Richard Bach

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014