It takes me completely unawares at times -
I see something utterly, ineffably lovely,
observe some divinely beautiful work of art,
hear the orchestration of wind and woods,
the wordless syntax of a symphony or a waterfall,
the painted canvas of a chiaroscuro sunset -
and at first I get misty-eyed, weepy and tongue-tied,
quite overcome by the extraordinary beauty of it all.
And then, just as quickly I am desolate,
inconsolable, filled with pained regret
and a kind of mourning, a grief I feel
for all the wasted years I did not learn,
did not write, did not photograph or paint,
did not discover how to create such beauty.
I look ahead in trepidation and see too starkly
what seems to me far too little time left
in which to contemplate or master one iota
of what I most desire to do and even more to be.
I want to live forever…
I want to learn something new every single day,
I want to create and share what is beautiful and lasting.
I want….and want….desire with my everything
until I am parched with a thirsty need, a wanting
just to be caught up in this cosmic miracle,
to dance with the stars in some galactic ballet,
to drink a cup of shimmering moon-shine
and so be drunk forever on the wonder of it all.
Then it is that I remember…
I have already lived beyond forever
and I will live forever more.
My eternity is now and I am,
in this exquisite, indescribable moment,
the co-creator of all this awesome glory
by the very act of my most willing
and conscious participation in it
my connection to it, my communion with it.
I am intoxicated with a holy joy,
am deliciously drunk on the Divine
because my soul whispers an eternal truth –
this beautiful Universe and I are One.
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