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Fate Is A Storm

Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn.

Why?

Because this storm isn’t something that blew in from far away, something that has nothing to do with you. This storm is you. Something inside of you. So all you can do is give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your eyes and plugging up your ears so the sand doesn’t get in, and walk through it, step by step. There’s no sun there, no moon, no direction, no sense of time. Just fine white sand swirling up into the sky like pulverized bones. That’s the kind of sandstorm you need to imagine.

An you really will have to make it through that violent, metaphysical, symbolic storm. No matter how metaphysical or symbolic it might be, make no mistake about it: it will cut through flesh like a thousand razor blades. People will bleed there, and you will bleed too. Hot, red blood.

You’ll catch that blood in your hands, your own blood and the blood of others.

And once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over.

But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in.

That’s what this storm’s all about.

~ Haruki Murakami

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White – Rumped Shama

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Let There Be Light!

In our dark moments we cry; let there be light!
Light to show us the way; light to shine before all others!
Light to see through darkness; light to change all staleness!
The future is always truly uncertain; let there be light!

Light to shine on the snares of darkness; light to take steps with calmness!
Light for us to see our paths well; light for us to understand your ways well!
We do not know who is coming in the darkness; let there be light!
Light to blindfold the attacker; light to change the sinner!

Light to give us power; light to make all things better!
We need freedom to do your work; let there be light!
Light to free us from bondage; light to escape attackers’ carnage!
Light to lead us into your sonship; Light to empower our sonship!

Light to enlighten our understanding; light to overcome misunderstanding!
Light to withstand strongholds; light to empower our goals!

Let there be light!

Let there be light!

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The Darkness Falls

As The Darkness Falls,
The Shadows Come Out To Play.
Now Enjoys Its Freedom,
Which Is Hidden During The Day.

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Sunday Time

Time flows in a strange way on Sunday

~ Hauki Murakami

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Beginning of Sense

When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense.

~ Khalil Gibran