Love Is Everything

Family Matters

“Love is everything….A platitude is precisely what is left of a truth after it has been drained of all emotion.  To resaturate that dried husk with feeling is to see it again for what it is: the loveliest and most deeply rooted of all truths, hidden in plain sight….our senses…are liable at any time to astonish us with news of the sheer wonder of the world.” ~ Michael Pollan

My grandson is climbing a tree!

An ornamental bush, really, highly pruned

to the coincidentally exact

specifications of a small climber.

His foot fits into the ledge

of a cut and then upward onto a perch.

Reaching high to grasp limbs on both sides

he is delighted by a shower of drops

from the recent rain. He jiggles again

and listens and feels the waterfall

joy radiating. Such a passionate being

seized by the desire to vibrate.

I remind him…

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