rests in silent presence.
With patience and acceptance
Rock allows its slow shaping by Mother Nature.
Rock endures human-made assaults with humility and grace.
Time and water smooth out Rock’s edges.
Meanwhile Rock grants
plants, animals, and humans support and shelter.
Rock knows its God-given role on planet Earth.
towers in presence.
With grace, patience, and acceptance
Tree bows to Mother Nature’s mood swings.
Tree provides oxygen, shade, protection, fruit, and beauty
in infinite abundance.
Tree’s root system is in constant interaction with comrades,
warns them in advance of danger.
Tree knows its God-given role on planet Earth.
flies, moves or swims in attentive presence.
With patience and humility,
Animal accepts Mother Nature’s constant game to change.
Animal adapts and looks for its opportunity to
ensure the survival of its own kind.
Animal considers other species in times of danger or lack.
In humbleness, Animal has accepted its fate of becoming prey.
In bountiful diversity,
displays unique beauty,
and provides nourishment for body and soul.
Animal knows its God-given role on planet Earth.
Do we know ours?
If I don’t pay close attention, they happily run my life. These intruders interfere with the clear vision of my work at hand.
I get up behind the desk, step out of the room.
Where does this odor come from?
About the author
Anja Kerstin Kuentzel,
Advanced Grief Recovery Method specialist, nature lover, photographer, and bilingual wordsmith combines her passions to offer a different perspective on life that might inspire, raise awareness or even heal.