Things I noticed on a morning walk

To see a single dying leaf make its one and only dance down to meet the earth
Is to know that we are the universe witnessing itself

To marvel at a magpie in the lonely reaches of a tall tree
Is to recall how high, how wide, how deep
Is our capacity to love

To see the autumn canopy set ablaze by the morning sun
Only to notice that behind it, sets the pale half-moon,
Is to know that when we look deeper, we see further

To glance a bead of dew glistening on the head of a blade of grass
Is to see our souls reflected back in the wide universe

To enter into nature
To pay attention to her
Is to find that we belong

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