Posts Tagged ‘kami’

The trees are dancing
Flinging forth leaves in the wind
Confetti of Life

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I’ve got a bamboo wind chime outside my back door. Every now and then I hear it plinking in the wind, all light and wooden.

It’s like a bell for me each time I hear it, reminding me to stop and take notice of who I am and where I’m at. It interrupts my distraction, and I’m momentarily grateful for the beauty of it all. This is especially true when I happen to be awake in the middle of the night, particularly if it’s because I or someone else isn’t feeling well. It soothes me.

I remember that some cultures say that when bamboo rustles and creaks against each other in the wind, the spirits are trying to communicate.

So I try to listen.

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