Sunflower At Her Height and Glory
Nature Spirits whisper to us as we stand by the mighty locust tree, hike up a mountain pathway, or stand amidst a Sunflower garden at Summer’s end.
At sunrise, the faces of most sunflowers are turned towards the east. Over the course of the day, they follow the sun from east to west, while at night they return to an eastward orientation.
I did not know this about the sunflower.
Next summer, I plan to take a day and hang out with the sunflowers I will plant, and notice the way they follow the sun. This and hanging out with the evening Primrose who pops out a bloom at evening tide.
These thoughts are soothing after several weeks of fighting the good fight for health care reform and watching with trepidation as McPalin is ushered in as a heartbeat away from the Presidency: who can’t seem to coherently put two sentences together.
This is a human rights abuse towards a woman who has a closet full of dark unsavory secrets–and towards all women everywhere.
This is an infringement on our National Safety here and abroad.
McCain is responsible for placing all of us in danger by his poor choices.
I believe in Benevolent Spirits, like the sunflower facing east as the sun rises over the horizon.
I also have come to see that evil exists in the world, and McCain seems to be worse than even “W,” although as RFK recently said, the only difference between Sarah Palin and Dick Cheney is the lipstick.
The idea of having four more years of a failed policy is more than anyone here in America should have to take.
Perhaps the National Inquirer will bail us out.
No one else seems to have the guts.
In the meantime, I look to the sunflower, the sound of rain, the gentle breathing of my dogs to sooth my soul.
And see what the next week brings.
Kate Loving Shenk is a writer, healer, musician and the creator
of the e-book called “Transform Your Nursing Career and Discover
Your Calling and Destiny.” The book is designed to stimulate
nurses to love their work and to prevent on-the-job-burnout.
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