The hour is striking so close above me,
so clear and sharp,
that all my senses ring with it.
I feel it now: there’s a power in me
to grasp and give shape to my world.
I know that nothing has ever been real
without my beholding it.
All becoming has needed me.
My looking ripens things
and they come toward me, to meet and be met.
~ Rainier Maria Rilke
* photo taken on a walk at the North Carolina arboretum gardens with the wise and beautiful Heather Plett. The leaves looked painted to me, and captured me mid-sentence. My favorite part about all of this online stuff, is getting to meet brilliant, kindred spirits from all over the world, and then sometimes in person… and to be filled with hope and trust in the better world we are beginning to create by empowering each other’s action with our presence, vision and love.