No Point To It…

Droplets rolling down the span of glass between me and Namsan
race each other to the bottom edge
only to drop again onto the next span below.

Compelled by gravity…
No other cause nor point to it.
Sort of like this day…

on auto-pilot.
Passing because time does
with no cause nor point to it.

I had imagined something
quite different from this but
that’s just what minds do…

They are fluid and virtually give form
to impossible things from bits
of meaningless present conditions.

But hearts beat with fulfillment and ache
because they have been touched and…
that is how hearts react to touch.

Copyright, Joseph Pereira 2006-2016

2011: Year of the Rabbit

Are you expecting more from 2011?

courtesy of Monsanto Life Sciences

I’ll continue to work at learning to welcome and grow from all that comes even if unexpected but…

I’m hoping for peace; both the inner and outer kind, realizing that it may take many a struggle within and between all of us to achieve it let alone sustain it.

I’m hoping for increased physical and economical well-being for all; those who have nothing, we who have much and the handful with the most… but realize that to achieve this we will need to stretch our thinking beyond our current comfort levels and redefine acquired concepts that no longer serve us as a species.

I’m hoping to continue to dream and believe that there is a purpose greater than our ability to fully perceive it, which continually unites and focuses our daily lives… even if this purpose stems from within each one of us.

I’m hoping we’ll get better at recognizing and cherishing joyous moments and becoming more tolerant of just as memorable painful passages… for there is “much” to learn from this duality.

I’m hoping we all may continue to exchange love; physically, emotionally and in all of its wonderful manifestations… for without it, all else means little.

I’m hoping that all of us may strive to hope less and action more from this point onward…

– in response to a question posed by my good friend Ian Berry…

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