“Warm Horizon” | Anthony Satori
“Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.”
— Khalil Gibran
Do you see the world in light and dark, or in a myriad of colors and shades? When you see a glow on the horizon, does your heart smile, knowing that the Sun is just behind the mountain? Does it give you comfort to realize that there is a life-giving force just outside of view, whose energy and heat will return again and again to nourish and warm our world?
Here is the essence: the Sun will return in the morning whether we believe in it or not. The only real consequence of choosing whether or not you believe is how long, lonely and cold your night will be. If you choose not to have faith, when the Sun returns in the morning you will feel relieved, and possibly remorseful for the unnecessary sadness you endured. If you choose to have faith, however, when the Sun returns in the morning you will greet it with joy and with a knowing smile, because you will have continued to feel its light and its warmth all through the night, in your heart, in your memory, and in your anticipation of its return.
Much in the same way, the Universe is a compassionate and creative consciousness, whether we believe in it or not. It touches our Spirit again and again, warming us, nourishing us, and guiding us, continuously. The only difference between believing in its benevolent influence or not is how long, lonely and cold our night will be.
So have faith, my friends. The Sun is just behind the mountain. Let’s make the night long and warm and beautiful.
“The Rain” | Anthony Satori
“Feel the rain on your skin / No one else can feel it for you / Only you can let it in / No one else, no one else / Can speak the words on your lips / Drench yourself in words unspoken / Live your life with arms wide open / Today is where your book begins / The rest is still unwritten.”
— Natasha Bedingfield
“The Trumpet Man” | Anthony Satori
“The art of art, the glory of expression, and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.”
— Walt Whitman
A man walked out onto the beach, unpacked his things, and began to play his trumpet. The sweet, muted tones of his soulful melodies sang out for anyone who would listen. The place he sat was the same concrete bench that had been there before. Around him was the same sand, the same lamp post, the same air. But now, in this space where there had been no music, there was now music. Now, all the rollerbladers and the volleyball players, the sunbathers and the beachgoers, they all had a soundtrack playing around them. This is the art of art. This is the glory of expression. This is simplicity.
“With Winged Heart” | Anthony Satori
“But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night… and then to wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.”
— Kahlil Gibran
“Light and Dark” | Anthony Satori
“Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.”
— Walt Whitman
“The Stacks” | Anthony Satori
“The page is long, blank, and full of truth. When I am through with it, it shall probably be long, full, and empty with words.”
— Jack Kerouac
“Night Palm” | Anthony Satori
Be optimistic. You may actually be right. And even if you’re wrong, life will be a lot more fun along the way.