Walking in the sun in silence
before an overnight snow storm
An oak tree with old rustling leaves,
right beside a tree filled with white blossoms.
I know frost and snow will come overnight
The oak tree leaves will finally come off,
while most of the blossoms will freeze and die.
Life’s ups and downs
unforeseen twists and turns
right “here and now”
Touching the blossoms gently,
breathing in the sweet aroma
and hearing the insects feed –
knowing fully well
that rough weather is ahead.
In the “here and now”.
This present moment: “The only moment.”