As a young teenager I loved reading poetry. Some poems stayed with me throughout the years… especially those I had copied, and kept pinned up on my wall.
There was one poem that somehow stuck with me, how I came across it I do not know. At the time I had never heard of William Blake, we did not learn about British poets in Swedish schools in the 70’ies, But there it was….right in front of me.
“To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour..”
I wonder how much I understood of that poem then… Maybe I had a premonition of the glory that was to unfold to me…. or maybe I pinned it up because I simply found the wording so beautiful.
Reading these words Today…. a Lifetime later….. Lightyears later…. I smile widely through shining tears.
How unexpected signs can come to us – in the middle of a conversation with a stranger, when passing a shop window, or when waiting in line. They are just there and you know they are there for You.
The other day I was walking with a friend in the forest near my mother’s house. That day mind was not open to the beauty – the light in the forest, the smells, the birds. That day my mind was somewhere else, my thoughts scattered in a thousand different directions, my senses numbed by news that shook me to the core.
Then it was there – a bright green maple leaf. Right in front of me, in the middle of the forest path. There were no maple trees in sight. How that leaf came to be there, I do not know. I stopped in my tracks – a sense of warm joyfulness spread through my body. Gratitude filled my heart.
It was a Sign – a sign to reassure me. It was all I needed, nothing more – nothing less.
I knew that Everything would be alright.