Thursday, April 14, 2011


Grasses beyond number

Together growing,

All sway in the same breeze.

Although each stalk of grass stands as an individual, all grasses are subject to the same basic conditions. Although each is separate, each is surrounded by a multitude of kindred, all related to each other. The winds that blow, blow upon all. The rains that fall, fall upon all. The rays of the sun warm all alike.

Perhaps we like to think of ourselves as individuals, standing alone in our field. But it is also true that we all stand together in one great field, surrounded by our kindred beings. We are all related to each other by our common humanity. When the wind blows or the earth moves, we may for a brief while see our interconnectedness more clearly.