The Human Heart

The human heart is the home of democracy. It is where we embrace our questions. Can we be equitable? Can we be generous? Can we listen with out whole beings, not just our minds, and offer our attention rather than our opinions?

~ Terry Tempest Williams

Love Will Find a Way

If you are straining,
during these conflictual times,
to love those you do not like,
start humbly and patiently
with the premise
that Love will find a way,
trust that it can be so, and,
be it ever so small, take
whatever positive step
in Love’s service you can.

© 2018 Dennis Ference

That Bigger Story

Your story does not stand alone.
it is interwoven
with the stories of countless others,
affected by and affecting
the lives of persons you love
and persons you do not even know.
It is, furthermore, a page
in the book of the entire universe.
Name it as such
and dare to claim as your own,
that bigger story.

© 2018 Dennis Ference