|Edward Munch - Madonna (1894)|
She wanders among us, clutching to the lost artifacts of nameless others.
Through the long dark hours of the night, she holds these artifacts to her ear, one by one, yearning to hear their true stories.
When you meet Sadness on the road, invite her in for a pot of tea.
When she is waiting on the door step of your mind, let her in to take a hot shower.
She has no existence of her own, she is simply the sum of all that is lost but not yet liberated.
Sadness wanders ceaselessly between Heaven and Earth, but as long as those two abide she is never forsaken.
Remind her of this, when she comes to you on the wings of a morning dove.
Welcome her, she carries the secret of happiness, she just doesn't know it yet.
-- Richard Power
Power's eighth book, Humanifesto: A Guide to Primal Reality in an Era of Global Peril , is available now in soft cover and Kindle versions, from Amazon and elsewhere.