I was sitting at my desk the other day writing letters to folks over the holidays that could use some cheering. I joined the many who were participating in “More Love Letters” a concept started by Hannah Brencher – I put a lead to her TED Talk on the other blog. So for twelve days I wrote letters of love to people who will receive bundles of letters of encouragement in the days ahead. It was a fun endeavor, and I look forward to staying involved.
So I was sitting at my desk writing and this little guy who resides outside my window was sharing his thoughts. At one point I leaned back and thought his words are so much louder than mine – and so this haiku. I know a haiku is not meant to be explained, I suppose that is what I am doing in telling you this story, but more so I was reminded and continue to be daily to listen not just to words, spoken words, but to the unspoken as well through nature around me, the distant trains, and even silence. There is much to receive and learn in being present with the unspoken words.