in a flash

today the rising sun slides a finger of light into my room
for the first time since deep winter ruled in its darkness. until this
moment i'm not aware that my tiny room refrigerator
has rainbow glitter embedded in its shiny white face. the sun's
rays alone set it sparkling, as indoor light never before did.

i stand in delighted wonder to see the gleaming bright glory
of the tiny rainbow sparkles in the dawning light of this day.
i see the joke, Shiva, & burst out laughing. until the right light
comes at the proper time & angle, i cannot see the glitter
although the refrigerator has been here since fall of last year.
the glitter was there all the time, but i didn't see it till now.

how many miracles in this life do i miss because the right
conditions to see them are not yet fulfilled? potentially the
marvel is available, yet it is veiled from casual sight.
just because it isn't seen at this moment doesn't mean that it
isn't there, only that the unknown necessary conditions
have not yet been realized to unveil the manifestation.
i do what i must as i observe the unfolding of events.

i know that You are smiling, Shiva! i too am smiling at this
simple revelation that i don't have all the information
& therefore can find myself humbly & delightfully surprised.
may i be sincere in my efforts, for things can change in a flash.

Author: swadharma9

i am 82, living in a nursing home and deepening my spiritual life as is appropriate as one ages. i am a student of the Sanatana Dharma and a devotee of Lord Shiva.

6 thoughts on “in a flash”

  1. Everything that shall be known in our tomorrows…. is hidden today behind the cloud of our ignorance… so you are right… and so was the Preacher… when he said: ‘…there is nothing new under the sun.’

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      1. My pleasure, over the next few days, I would like to read more of you..I feel in some strange but beautiful way, a kindred poetic spirit. I gravitated to your poetry immediately//I just felt so comfortable in it…:)❤️ a lovely gift:)

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      2. i am very happy to read your words🥰🤗the affinity is mutual❤️you can trust that you wont be taken on a negative trip but somehow uplifted. at least, that is my intent🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼

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