It might not feel like fall in Miami, but it’s feeling a lot like Thanksgiving! Many are lucky to be in good company and good cheer, but many of our international communities might be missing their families these days. No matter where you are, or who you are with, find opportunities to Hug Harder Laugh Louder Smile Bigger Love Longer #bookmebiteme#thanksgiving#optimism#heartandsoul
|•| Reading beyond words |•| What does the “text” on this “page” communicate to you? |•| Flowers: Few things in this world are universal [carry the same effect despite different cultural lenses], but flowers seem to be one thing that can, universally, bring joy |•| And now, a poem by Khalil Gibran for you to enjoy.
Song Of The Flower Xxiii
I am a kind word uttered and repeated
By the voice of Nature;
I am a star fallen from the
Blue tent upon the green carpet.
I am the daughter of the elements
With whom Winter conceived;
To whom Spring gave birth; I was
Reared in the lap of Summer and I
Slept in the bed of Autumn.
At dawn I unite with the breeze
To announce the coming of light;
At eventide I join the birds
In bidding the light farewell.
The plains are decorated with
My beautiful colors, and the air
Is scented with my fragrance.
As I embrace Slumber the eyes of
Night watch over me, and as I
Awaken I stare at the sun, which is
The only eye of the day.
I drink dew for wine, and hearken to
The voices of the birds, and dance
To the rhythmic swaying of the grass.
I am the lover's gift; I am the wedding wreath;
I am the memory of a moment of happiness;
I am the last gift of the living to the dead;
I am a part of joy and a part of sorrow.
But I look up high to see only the light,
And never look down to see my shadow.
This is wisdom which man must learn.
One of Miami’s best events! I have been attending this for twenty-some years and it never gets old! Mark your calendars. It is coming up quick! Listen to famous authors, mingle with the literati, and open your mind! One of my favorite authors, Isabel Allende, will be among the speakers! .
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