A tanka — today’s a new day
sun shines brightly through these pains
warming my cold heart
enlightens my darkened thoughts
possibilities abound ©2023 Lori Carlson. All rights reserved. I am not usually so easily influenced by the weather. However, since being bedridden while nursing my injured hip, I have spent more time staring out the window from my bedroom. Over these last couple of weeks, the weather has been more drab than bright. We’ve had so many rainy days, and my emotions have ebbed and flowed with the passing of rain clouds. With so many darkened days, my thoughts had turned darker. Today, the sun is shining brightly through the window, and my thoughts have brightened. The beauty and warmth of this moment encourage me to remember that ‘this too shall pass’ and hopeful possibilities are once again with me.