For the Living of These Days—A Word from Carol Harston

This fall, I have been slowly making my way through Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry compiled by Random House. Her words comfort, shock, delight, and disrupt. For our life together, I offer the concluding lines of “A Brave and Startling Truth: Dedicated to the hope for peace, which lies, sometimes hidden, in every heart.” If you have time, look up the entirety of the poem—as there is  no way to capture its beauty in only a few quoted lines.

The whole poem speaks of the moment when we come “to the day of peacemaking when we release our fingers from fists of hostility.”

“When we come to it
We, this people, on this wayward, floating body
Created on this earth, of this earth
Have the power to fashion for this earth
A climate where every man and every woman
Can live freely without sanctimonious piety
Without crippling fear

“When we come to it
We must confess that we are the possible
We are the miraculous, we are the true wonder of this world
That is when, and only when,
We come to it.”  ~ Maya Angelou

What might you do today if you realized that we are, indeed, the possible, the miraculous, the true wonder of the world?