This Sadness

This sadness...

is a marker,
a road sign
along the way...

Not a place to linger,
nor to build a home,
but a knocker upon the door
of your desire...

From great disappointment
comes the great yearning,
the turning of the compass of your soul...
follow it
and look for those
delicious moments,
the ones that show up
just beneath your fingers,
or the way the sun
comes through the window
in the slant of the afternoon...

The ones beneath your feet
that light your eyes
and melt the tears
into softness
and the gentle folds of the heart...
as you follow your being
into life...

for you my friend... as you find the way back to play, rest, and the joy of your life...