Pivot

The moment between

action and reaction

gives truth a chance

            regardless of redaction.

That moment is suspended

            in scene and tone –

the sound in between notes

            a liminal zone.

That moment can be

            filled with ritual,

which leads response

             but it’s not perpetual.

That moment if lived

            with full indifference

makes a pivot

            to submit with reverence.

The truth of that moment

            sees with God’s eyes,

            hears with God ears,

and realizes reaction.

Published by carlfmaulbeck

In the movie "Harvey", Elwood P Dowd, played by Jimmy Stewart, explains coping with the world this way: "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Well, for years I was smart, oh so very smart, I too recommend pleasant - Trust the harmony

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