Tag Archives: beauty

A cardinal’s call stabs at the air

A cardinal’s call stabs at the airblue shining skywind blows right through © Meisaan Chan

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In this new world

For the first time since nearly the beginning of time – this new world, that is – I slept until the alarm. Like my old life, I negotiated with God and hit the snooze. What a simple gesture – hitting … Continue reading

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November

I have forgotten how red the earth gets in autumn I have forgotten the beauty of impending death I have forgotten the graciousness of the lesson © Meisaan Chan

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Gazing out the cabin window, beauty gazing back at me

Birch trees numerous as the cattails standing white, standing brown © Meisaan Chan

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Flower bouquet, I

At first, I am overwhelmed by beauty I am blinded slowly, though, my eyes adjust and I start to see the subtle illness the subtle death the subtle imperfection and all of this gives me pause for praise, comfort, and … Continue reading

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Maple syrup

Sweetness, fresh from the tree tasting like freedom and dawn and leaves: all the ways you show all the ways that you are: the small, shy drops © Meisaan Chan

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My neighbors’ shouting woke me up last night

My neighbors’ shouting woke me up last night and so, awake, I stumbled to the bathroom, and upon my return, I was struck by the frame of moonlight-drenched carpet – my window, achingly luminous and through it, there she was, … Continue reading

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Spring rain, cold and clear

Spring rain, cold and clear striking bone while striking flesh all the world shivers © Meisaan Chan

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Touching proof

I make things beautiful, says the Lord; from the morass, music from the chaos, light – look for the beauty, my delicate fingerprint, proof that yes, yes: I have touched © Meisaan Chan

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Perspective

Throughout the day, I turned the bouquet of flowers on my desk this way and that, gazing at a different curve of petal, a different spike of leaf: So gently they remind me that beauty is not contained in a … Continue reading

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