This Moment: The only Moment

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

and sufferings.

Being present


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.

Taking in…

Holding still…

In the “here and now”.

This present moment: “The only moment.”

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