Endings and Beginning

by Sr. Breda Gainey SSJA

Time is running out.
Sandy hourglass trickles steadily towards its end
Or a beginning?
Once filled with dreams and hopes expectation and surprise
Of what each grain of sand might bring...

Happy faces smiling eyes quiet times in peace and harmony
Sad times of pain and struggle
Of crossroads and crossed wires
Colourful places filled to overflowing with energy and living
Drab times of darkness, longing, awaiting the dawn.

Time is running out.
Time for me to let go and let be
Time to turn to the west
And watch a glorious sun set on the horizon of life.
All things change and to morrow – a new beginning, a new day
A new dawning.

(Thoughts on moving community, of the end of an era, a new millennium and a new beginning.)

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