What is this spirit, captured in the determined blossoms and insistent pelicans? What are the rules of Life that persist in the face of what can seem almost hopeless disaster? It is this: that Life is insistent and Life is God. Truth is always the victor and Love never fails.
What occurs to me is that these rules set down and practiced over thousands of years are not soothing words that sugar-coat the problems facing us, or catchy phrases that inspire us to ignore what most needs attention and healing. These rules are facts that define what is real. Our ability to wake up to these rules are what ushers in healing.
Healing is inevitable. We can learn grand lessons from the blossoms and nesting birds. Life lives. And this we will find restores each of us, and frees us from despair, hopelessness and allows us to do what we were created to do: to be loving, to do good works, and to heal.
Photo of Japan from http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2011.htmlPhoto
Photo of pelicans from http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/04/19/national/main20055305.shtml