AscendingDescending Truly, The One Who Is is in this place and I I did not know it.

Forming Light Creating Darkness In the light the bright revealing clarity of day In the darkness the dim obscuring shades of night The Breath of Life sighs

In birth In death The crying new born The family gathered together in joy celebration The baby dying with birth still born The arms of comfort family friends The silent sharing of pain the community of tears The Eternal enfolds.

In health In sickness The young woman strives against herself Dazzling gilded in sweat and sunlight pushing the limit of what she can do flying above the track in her speed. The young woman strives against herself Burning soaked in sweat and pain she struggles to walk though disease has caused her body to fight herself her spirit flying above her infirmity The Sustainer Of All supports

In acceptance In defiance The old man dying knowing death approaches sighs in wise knowledge death comes to all patiently awaiting the inevitable The old man dying refusing to believe death must come not today! Not me! Fighting with every once of strength not in fear with a fierce love of life The Holy One stands with each in his choice.

In triumph In tragedy The dam is finished the crop brought in the disease cured the vaccine is found all gather in celebration the clasping of hands dancing The cancer is still there the frost came early the levees have failed the earthquake shakes a building down people come to comfort feed rescue dig reach out a hand The Father of Compassion, The Wombed Father is there

In solitude In communion beneath the stars singing their radio songs breath misting in the cold answering tendrils rising from the pond obscuring the sleeping cattle from my sight I have a fleeting sense that I we all there is is in G-D and I I did not know it.

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