Things that are not weighty can be significant nevertheless. What is greater than a seed on the wind for the future of a plant?
What is more important than light that lifts the soul in the dark of winter?
And something as weightless as a feather is essential for a bird to soar.
We are wise to take the ethereal seriously: the death of the canary in the mine, the evaporation of a pond, the butterfly that will not migrate. They tell us vital things.
At the same time, we must examine the gravity we feel about death. Is it really such an enormous thing? It is altogether common and expected.
And even mountains move – eventually.
The cosmos is forever dancing with the forces of gravity. The stars are light on their feet; they twirl and twinkle, smiling their whole lives long. We are made of star stuff. Let’s lighten up! After all, what could be more meaningful?
Old World Wisconsin job — photo credit: Carol Toepke
Remember this post when you feel like you’re doing too much heavy lifting.