I sketched an outline of the world I dreamed
And invited light to bring it to life
It poured in fluid, generous and colourful,
Spilling over, blurring the lines.
I was taken aback as before my eyes
All the boundaries melted away
And though this was not what I had wanted,
It was better in its own way.
Light can leave no crevices unlit,
Or shadows hidden,
It does not discriminate between what “should be”
And all that can happen.
With equal acceptance and loving grace for both
The canvas was now filled
With a bright and complete universe
There was some surprise,
Some grief and even some regret
For my surrendered plans
That had been laid to rest.
Yet, eventually I raised my hands
In grateful prayer
With a heart full of thanks…
It may have taken a while,
Now, I understand.