Walking this earth, we encounter life
We perceive the beautiful and the ordinary;
are enticed by refreshing waters and the shade underneath trees;
are awakened by tastes and discoveries…
We choose which paths we follow,
what memories to keep, and what the seasons must bury away.
We ask why when we need reasons
and yet allow mysteries to unfold on their own…
Walking this earth, we must always choose to seek life:
to look beyond what has been distorted and broken;
to risk everything if need be to affirm life,
and believe in tomorrows even if we don’t understand today.