The primary virtue is: hold your tongue;
who knows how to keep quiet is close to God.
~Cato, translated from Latin
It doesn’t have to be
the blue iris, it could be
weeds in a vacant lot, or a few
small stones; just
pay attention, then patch
a few words together and don’t
try to make them elaborate,
this isn’t a contest but the doorway
into thanks, and a silence in which
another voice may speak.
…a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak… ~Ecclesiastes 3:7 ✝
**Image of blue iris via Pinterest