Red sky at morning: Sailors [Shepherds], take warning!
Funny, isn’t it, how we become so attached to our superstitions and assumptions about our daily experiences and expectations. If we put too much stock in signs and portents, isn’t there just a little bit of a chance that we might do the safe and predictable and wrong thing and end up so very much smaller and less interesting than we might have become had we taken a chance? Seems like it might be ever so much smarter to take a chance at growth and improvement and looking for enlightenment, don’t you think?
Nothing do I covet,
nothing lack and
except the serendipity of Light
that cuts the darkness open,
to less bleak,
and with its glinting stars sweetens the night,
that makes my thoughts reach higher,
to reach the peak,
enlightened now, and gladly there alight.
Imagine! There could be some lovely opportunities and surprises in store for us all if we open our eyes and look for whatever light can leak through into our ordinary, dim and easily influenced expectations. At the very least, why not choose the challenging and positive and exciting interpretation when those old signs and portents show up again?
Red sky at night: Sailor’s [Shepherd's] delight!