Why?

A Wise Woman asked of me,
Why teach? Why share? Why not simply Be?
This was my reply

Strike a match.

The intent
The care, to hold without breaking
The skill, the coordination, the precision of movement

The sputter
The flare
The incandescence, swelling and mellowing to luminance
The heat
The smell
Acrid phosphor, aromatic pine smoke
White wood charring, twisting, curling
Anticipation
The inevitable approach of pain
The drop

Flame Dies

Flame…
…dies

Loss
Darkness
Grief

Again.

Strike a match.

Intent, care, skill
Touch
the paper
curls, chars, smokes

Flame…
…spreads

grows
moves, swells, leaps
kindling, sticks, logs
hissing, crackling, roaring
excitement, joy, power!

What of the match?

Utterly consumed, beyond all trace, yet not lost
one flame magnified multiplied beyond measure
one flame become all flame
a beacon of tribute
an inferno of celebration
a towering pyre of sacred transformation
unlimited light

One match.

One life.

2 thoughts on “Why?

  1. Your answer to my question left me Breathless. The power of your Presence through your words, filled me with Awe. The flow and dance of your flame kindled my Light while your Honouring inspiring me to teach again. My heart is filled a new. Deep Gratitude ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Frankly – you earned it. I am so much more today because of the way you touched my life. I hold myself now in the way that you taught me. The more people you touch, the better my world becomes. Enough of them will carry the flame onwards, touch others.
      I rejoice to live in a world as bright as that. Thank you.

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s