Today is Sunday, October 4, 2015; and, I celebrate three (3) birthdays.
My mother – Helen Smith Dunn – who loved me (and continues to do so) more than I knew. Until we meet again…
My sister-in-law – Rita Verardo.
A young one, SweetBoy, gone too soon – Turul Kaan Cilam.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
“The first step is, simply, everything.” ~ jdo
To His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama
Your raised eyebrow and shy, quizzical half smile Who
could have known where your boychild would walk and
Circles within circles
High in those isolated, beautiful, brutal mountains
One sought and found
Turning away, finally, from politics to passion, the road
to peace is begun with one step
Turn and turning in a widening gyre, come close in the spiral, into
the center of our truer heart
“It’s as easy to laugh as it is to dance,” she said; as shared laughter
rose up, as if prayers rippling through air as flags, flapping and tethered,
as if we could touch it simultaneously
“Throw sparks. Create fires.” she said
You said, “Patience and compassion.”
Learn to recreate it within This is my wish, too
This moment, this moment,
this moment, only this moment.
Jessan Dunn Otis – (c) 2012 – written at the request of Leon Stuparich, Director, ROAD TO PEACE, with thanks