Blossoms below balloons, chaser trucks and Jedi master with Vader
Saying it’s spring now in the desert. Give life a mad shake up, with joy
First apple blossom to open in my backyard, for the first day of spring
Apple blossoms ready to pop, the day before spring begins
A balloon chaser truck in front of Rita’s New Mexican Restaurant early one morning
Coming down above trees on the first day of spring
Darth Vader chasing Yoda across the sky by my house in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Balloon Rallye
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Rising Over the Smoke is me looking for larger patterns, hidden meanings in what goes on all around us. The world gets more conflicted and confused from one year to the next, or so it seems. Some days life feels fresh, open, energized, connected, others more nuanced, confused, distanced, lethargic. To me writing is a way of exploring my place, and perhaps that of others.
I am Baha’i, thus my thoughts are affected by my faith. Beliefs include independent investigation of truth, equality of men and women, the essential harmony between science and religion, that there is one God from whom all the world’s religions spring, that we diverse humans are all of one family. The Baha’i Faith is unlike other existing world religions as it does not claim to be the only “true” path or religion. The Baha’i Faith acknowledges all sacred traditions and religions as equal.
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