If you and I were having coffee, I would tell you the story of why I became obsessed with sunflowers this summer. I grew these ENORMOUS plants with strong stalks and deep roots from tiny seeds. The best part was when I left for my Trip Across America, they were not very big. When I got home, they had gone over the roof of my solarium, Honestly, I gasped out loud, and oh, what a reverence i held for their beauty.
Next, I would tell you, that every day since that day I have watched these beauties, I began seeing them as metaphors for life and began studying all their unique facets, not book knowledge, but detail knowledge. Sunflowers caused me to pause and to look closer and to ponder.
Here’s one way you can live as a sunflower. Sunflowers live LARGE and MAGNIFICENCE with no apology. They are uniquely themselves in all their glory. In a way, they are spiritual, always seeking their source, their energy, their vitality, the sun. Even as they die, they die with grace and ever seeking the sun.
If you and I were having coffee, I would tell you that I feel so incredibly blessed for our friendship. I know that you are the kind of friend that I could lose touch with for 30 years, and talk with you, and it would feel as if we had spoken yesterday. I could tell you anything. If I faltered and misspoke or made a mistake, you would know I was human and hold me in Divine love like the word “Namaste.” And I KNOW you know I’d treat you the same.
If you and I were having coffee. I would be fully present and devour every moment for I find you extremely amusing and truly cherish our friendship. We could tell each other dreams of peace and a better world, and because our space became enlightened and sacred, the world began to shift.
If you and I were having coffee, it would be a most glorious day.
May you have a most blessed weekend my friends. Here is a Throwback Thursday of a poem with Michael at Poetry Channel – If You and I were Having Coffee