Radically different lessons

The world: Closed is stronger than open
God: Open is stronger than closed

© Meisaan Chan

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Do not mistake stillness for weakness

Do not mistake stillness for weakness
were busyness for strength

© Meisaan Chan

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Closing the doors

I don’t close the doors to your opportunities, says the Lord;
I close the doors to your excuses

© Meisaan Chan

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In gratitude to the helper

I needed help and you came
pulling me from the mire
and in that moment when your hand grasped mine:
Somewhere, far off and not far off
a galaxy exploded, came back together

– For Erica

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Parable of the three trailer homes

There once were three trailer homes. One trailer home was crammed full with stuff – to the ceiling – but had open windows. The second trailer home had an extremely nice interior but the windows were closed. The third trailer home was empty with the windows open. One summer day, it was record hot and all three trailer homes were sweltering. A cool breeze blew across the land, but the first trailer home was so densely crowded with stuff that very little breeze could go through. The second trailer home, while looking very nice, did not receive any of the cool breeze because of its closed windows. The third trailer home – which was open and empty – received the breeze and was penetrated by it, as the wind blew freely within.

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Hummingbird

Hummingbird zips, darts,
size of baby pinecone
unaware of admirer

© Meisaan Chan

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After the world comes crashing down

After the world comes crashing down
walk upon it with a prayer:
God is my totality and nothing else


© Meisaan Chan


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