Art by Norman E. Masters
Steep yourself at sorrow's gate. Laugh in the face of derision. Defend your views and values against power-eyed monsters' decisions. Skirt written rules of ignorance, drink from the cup of compassion. Pay heed to the wisdom contained in your dreams and become what you love with a passion. Judge not others....till the robin sings. When your heart breaks apart, or illness creeps in, be supported by angel wings. And of course.... slide down cattails, by the river side; then cast your prayers, cast them far and wide. Cast them in the river, cast them toward the clouds; cast them in the hearts of those that need to be aroused. Then...laying down on the river's banks totally relax... and go inside. Smell the fragrant flowers growing far and wide. Be aware of shadows beneath the old Oak tree, yet fear not to bathe and frolic in your inner sea. For adventures like these improve one's sight especially when shadows merge into light.