“I will take the sun in my mouth, and leap into the ripe air, Alive, with closed eyes, to dash against darkness.”
—From I Will Wade Out by E.E. Cummings
I will Take the Sun in My Mouth
Last evening I walked through Pine Knoll Cemetery and saw the arboretum bathed in the sunset’s burnt orange light and the beaver skimming the surface of Mink Brook with her most perfect branch, and I felt so at ease. But watching the news and reading blogs, I learn over and over of anger, hate, and fear, and I ache with disbelief and sadness. The beauty of these summer days contrasted with the darkness of current news highlight a divide in our reality.
So, what can we do? With humility, I choose as often as I can to bring more light to the darkness. I “take the sun in my mouth.” I take the words of Martin Luther King to heart: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
Working at Open Door with passionate colleagues and promoting my clients’ good health helps me to trust in the potential for goodness and to have hope. We are eager to work with the community to bring ease and wellness for all.
Please join our Classes & Workshops, Events, and Camps this summer , or take advantage of our professional services. And please be in touch with ideas for programs you’d like us to offer.
To your good health and happiness-
Kate Gamble, Founder