Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Coffee and Clouds

As the sun struggles to peek through the clouds, I find myself thinking deeply about many things. I think thoughts of community, friendships, heartaches, spirituality, relationships, and more. In my thoughts, I find myself questioning why people and community are so important to me. I wonder this because more than enough times my fellow patrons of this community have slashed me, discarded me, spoken ill about me, and worst of all… the closest of those to me have abandoned me.

So why should this community mean something to me? Why should I care? Why do i continue to reflect and ask?

The answers are fleeting like puffs of cloud racing on the wind. With my coffee warm in my hands, I hold it hoping the warmth will stir the answers within, bubbling answers fourth like a tasteful drink of clarity.

Reflection is a necessary evil when one wants to grow. Sometimes the reflection can be negative in nature, but if allowed it will open the reflectors eyes to new possibilities previously over-looked. It is important to remember how we obtain balance... without light we would not have dark. Without sadness we would not know happiness. A continual ebb and flow is necessary when finding balance and maintaining balance.

Each of us is a being in himself and a being in society, each of us needs to understand himself and understand others, take care of others and be taken care of himself. ~Haniel Long

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