encounters with beauty

Do not forget where you came from

How you have been tended to along the way

Your roots run deep

Many people have become intertwined within you

The brief encounters

Fleeting moments

A smile shared with a strange

Deep conversations held around the fire of life

Side splitting laughter

A long embrace

A friendly hello

All of these moments leave a mark

They help to guide us along on our journey

Do not forget that you are where you are today

Because of where you stood yesterday

Each interaction cracks us open a little bit more

Connects us to the earth

And brings us deeper to knowing ourselves

Give thanks to those who have held your hand

Reached out to you

Listened when you hurt

And giggled with you in the rain

Life is beautiful when shared with each other