Virulent shoots hamper process
ingrates they throw everything into chaos,
disruptive and noisy I shout the same thought
weeding out the bad from the stillness.
Whispering calm directives – keep it cool, Emma –
but the thrashing divas hold the spotlight and won’t exit without a fight.
Timing is crucial.
Nobody can help bring order to the bothersome braying
that brutish tyrant who won’t allow others the time or space.
Patience is needed.
I am here
sometimes insistently so
but there is so much more to discover.
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Outside looking in on a world with a different reality.
There is room for all.
Benign feelings contradict human thoughts about survival.
We treat others with care and feel the joy that comes with that. We treat others harshly and then pain is felt by both.
Problems arise when people take pleasure in other’s pain. Words cause joy, but also can cause pain.
Better to sing and dance!
This is what Emma wrote this morning in answer to my question, “What do you want to blog about this morning?”
We have been studying gene mutation, evolution, Darwin and how species adapt to their environment. We have also just finished reading Romeo and Juliet. I see the influence of all of these topics as well as Emma’s own unique and exquisitely compassionate take on this world and life.
Emma’s Bowl made in ceramics with cookie cutters and then painted.
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