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However confused the scene of our life appears,
however torn we may be who now do face that scene,it can be faced,and we can go on to be whole.--Muriel Rukeyser
A Note by Wislawa Szymborska
Celebrating the mundane beauties of life, not certainty.

The Many and the One by Ann Hostetler
The way we weave a particular life...and a particular prayer.

The Guest House by Jalaluddin Rumi
Open the door for all of life's guests, and be grateful.

The Necessity by Alice Fogel
"I am to cry out loud like a hungry lamb..."

Praise Song for the Day by Elizabeth Alexander
Read at President Obama's inauguration in 2008.

First Gestures by Julia Spicher Kasdorf
How "goodbye" is woven through the fabric of our lives.

may my heart always be open by e. e. cummings
Choosing delight and learning over certitude and "rightness."

On Living by Nazim Hikmet
A beautiful poem about living each moment fully despite the reality of death.

So Much Happiness by Naomi Shihab Nye
On the illusiveness and fullness of happiness.

How It Adds Up by Tony Hoagland
This is an amazing representation of how the little doings of life add up to something worth celebrating.