I went to talk with some people
at a social gathering tonight.
Under the pretense of food,
spiritual practice, video viewing
what we were really there for, was
to talk. To talk to each other
and share our humanity, to be
friendly–and why not? What has
any one of us to gain by not being
So we ate and talked, and watched
silently, and talked again, afterwards
We closed our eyes in silent spiritual
practice–diving deep within to a
place of profound rest.
We planned for new adventures.
It was an evening of grace and
comraderie. So many possibilities
were awakening in us.
No one was left behind. Everyone
was included. We all raised each
other up. Planetary consciousness
was also raised a notch or two
just by our being together.