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Friday, November 20 – Sunday, November 22

This weekend calls us to find the calm within the storm, the center within the whirlwind.  So much is happening, so much is “up”, so many themes.  Old patterns revisited.  But with more choices.  More options to find a different path.  To walk in a new way through this difficult landscape.

Can you see the options open to you?

Take time to just look, observe and notice all the potential choices at your fingertips.  Maybe write them down even.  Thinking way outside the box to avoid the feeling of being trapped.  If you get stuck in the trapped place, then fear and panic are triggered.  Instead, use your resources, your tools, your friends, your community, your knowing, your teachers…. find your way out.

Word of the day:  choice

Poem of the day:


Caged Bird



A free bird leaps

on the back of the wind

and floats downstream

till the current ends

and dips his wing

in the orange sun rays

and dares to claim the sky.

But a bird that stalks

down his narrow cage

can seldom see through

his bars of rage

his wings are clipped and

his feet are tied

so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings

with a fearful trill

of things unknown

but longed for still

and his tune is heard

on the distant hill

for the caged bird

sings of freedom.

The free bird thinks of another breeze

and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees

and the fat worms waiting on a dawn bright lawn

and he names the sky his own

But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams

his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream

his wings are clipped and his feet are tied

so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings

with a fearful trill

of things unknown

but longed for still

and his tune is heard

on the distant hill

for the caged bird

sings of freedom.


Maya Angelou, “Caged Bird” from Shaker, Why Don’t You Sing? Copyright © 1983 by Maya Angelou. Used by permission of Random House, an imprint and division of Penguin Random House LLC. All rights reserved.

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