Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Reflections of the Day

By Dayvid Clarkson

Love and Time

"Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived: Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all of the others, including Love. One day it was announced to the feelings that the island would sink, so all constructed boats and left. Except for Love.

Love was the only one who stayed. Love wanted to hold out until the last possible moment.

When the island had almost sunk, Love decided to ask for help.

Richness was passing by Love in a grand boat. Love said,

"Richness, can you take me with you?"

Richness answered, "No, I can't. There is a lot of gold and silver in my boat. There is no place here for you."

Love decided to ask Vanity who was also passing by in a beautiful vessel. "Vanity, please help me!"

"I can't help you, Love. You are all wet and might damage my boat," Vanity answered.

Sadness was close by so Love asked, "Sadness, let me go with you."

"Oh . . . Love, I am so sad that I need to be by myself!"

Happiness passed by Love, too, but she was so happy that she did not even hear when Love called her.

Suddenly, there was a voice, "Come, Love, I will take you." It was an elder. So blessed and overjoyed, Love even forgot to ask the elder where they were going. When they arrived at dry land, the elder went her own way. Realizing how much was owed the elder,

Love asked Knowledge, another elder, "Who helped me?"

"It was Time," Knowledge answered.

"Time?" asked Love. "But why did Time help me?"

Knowledge smiled with deep wisdom and answered, "Because only Time is capable of understanding how valuable Love is."

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On another Friend's page, a deer huddled under a tree in their back yard. Which brought to mind the time a large doe just plucked herself down in front of my deck.

Out at the Lake, we have many deer. Most just pass on by. Occasionally, some will just lay down right in front of my deck. The first time it happened I contacted a Biologist Friend of mine and they explained. The deer, when hurt or traumatized, (ie hit by a car), for some reason deer, will seek out humans or humans in proximity which reduces the potential nearby predators. The advice was to leave them alone, do not try to feed or water them. They just need time to recover.

Also if you pay attention to the surroundings there will be a 'guard deer' watching over the injured deer. The 'guard' deer is there for protection as well.

Then of course there are other deer that just like your vibe.

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February 17 at 11:47 PM ·
It starts as a clear night then the mists gently roll across the lake. I sit in contemplation of the familial bond that unites us by blood. We might not have it all together but when we are together we have it all. Even in the most stressful of situations, one can find blessings. Moments that affirm the kindness and compassion that surrounds us. These small miracles might go unnoticed as you journey through the valleys, breathe and pay attention. Ease your burdens by seeing what is right with the divine comedy rather than what is wrong. Care for those around you and you will be cared for. May the Great Spirit give us rest this evening rekindling the pure fire of the soul. Awakening refreshed and restored. Sleep well, dream deep my Friends.


View of sunrise from Dayvid's deck

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