We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand–and melting like a snowflake.”
This week’s quote from Robin at Bringing Europe Home is by Sir Francis Bacon. As I pondered this I thought of many sparkling stars and melting snowflakes, moments that have come, and are now gone.
Moments when I felt bold, and seized the moment,
and those when I hung timidly back, watching.
I recall fleeting moments of intense pride,
and moments of endurance when I felt rough around the edges,
in need of help, to be supported by others.
At times I have seen my way clear, and been steady and sure,
able to support those in need of a shoulder to lean on.
But we all have times of doubt,
when we feel exposed and vulnerable,
when we turn to those that offer understanding and solace.
There are moments of such strain we feel cracked and bruised;
and seek shelter against a gathering storm.
We have moments of regret and shame when we want to hide;
when all we ask for is intervention and forgiveness.
Moments when we are overcome and take time to heal,
so that we feel whole again.
We need to bear our scars proudly –
All our moments – the good, the bad, and the ugly, the bright stars and melting snowflakes – combine and meld together into our own personal mosaic.