Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Quiet Strength


Yesterday, when the above photo flashed onto my computer screen, I looked at it in an entirely new way.

It struck me as amazing that the delicate blades of grass had grown up and through the crack in that heavy gravestone...bending and stretching until they reached the sunlight.

What a wonderful gift! Determination, flexibility and gentle strength got them to their goal.

Made me think of one of my favorite Leonard Cohen lyrics:

"Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in. "


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