Beautiful flowering fruit trees are decorating the Vermont landscape these days. I found this gorgeous crab apple up in Newport, near the Clyde River. Hard to want for a darn thing when you come upon something this beautiful.
One more gift to you today, sent to me by a dear friend:
Now is the Time
Now is the time to know
That all that you do is sacred.
Now, why not consider
A lasting truce with yourself and God.
Now is the time to understand
That all your ideas of right and wrong
Were just a child's training wheels
To be laid aside
When you finally live
Hafiz is a divine envoy
Whom the Beloved
Has written a holy message upon.
My dear, please tell me,
Why do you still
Throw sticks at your heart
What is it in that sweet voice inside
That incites you to fear?
Now is the time for the world to know
That every thought and action is sacred.
This is the time for you to compute the impossibility
That there is anything
Now is the season to know
That everything you do
'The Gift - Poems by Hafiz the Great Sufi Master'
translations by Daniel Ladinsky