Sunday, January 5, 2014


           What’s more imperative for us than awe,
           Feeling astonished at our being here,
           Seeing a universe of natural law,
           Acknowledging all living beings as dear?

           The wonder of this view inspires praise
           In those who recognize the miracle
           That underlies a universe which plays
           A vital role that’s anything but dull.

           This living universe has given birth
           To us and everything the cosmos wide,
           A treasure of incalculable worth,
           A truth to be acknowledged, not denied.

                Discovering how to live accordingly—
                In awe—is our responsibility.