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Run With The Unexpected

--Aryae Coopersmith (May 10, 2021)

So many portals to you Hindu, Jew, Sufi, Sikh, artist, lover, dancer, explorer, peace-warrior. Children, strangely familiar, are rushing up to greet and initiate you. Joyful ravens are singing you their call and response from scattered trees, while humming humming birds dart through the bushes below. A mystic moon facing your face is fading into morning. Run with the wind into places unknown to you where fantastic fungi and trembling ferns and wild lilies are weaving exuberant streams for you to ride on, into the heart of wildness. When a too predictable life has become stale and tired: Run with the unexpected. Learn the secret. Keep your promises, the sacred ones, to those you love, those who trust and...

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