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Luxurious, softly textured foxtail grass

patterns itself by the wind’s direction.

Its iridescent fibres catch the sun’s rays and amplify their colour spectrum.

The wind and the sun become artists playing out their muse

on this natural medium. The grass exists in service

to the greater elements in its life and

is beautiful in its humble arrangements.

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This is no fall from grace.

As this leaf tumbles to the forest floor from high above,

it is the end of a productive and honourable life;

one spent in service to community. This leaf worked with

thousands of others to keep a single tree alive –

a tree that is an integral part of a forest that is critical to an ecosystem

that is a component of the earth’s dynamic health.

This spectacular landing is a triumphant release from the highest duty.

 

 

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