The other night the Merit Hotel, close to us and right on the coast of the Mediterranean, held another fireworks display. I love these because I run and grab my camera, then just stand snapping away until the display comes to an end.
When I downloaded and edited the photos, I came across this image in the sky of fireworks exploding which formed a giant heart in the sky. Although I’ve added a heart shape, it follows the exact shape of the pattern in the sky.
I decided to call it: Heritage Heart – what heritage will we gift to future generations through the actions of our hearts today?
Those of us who now live
on Mother Earth:
I ask you –
What future do we gift those
who follow us
and who will stand on our shoulders?
Because one day we will be the ancestors
and who will look kindly on us?
Today we have choices:
To live not ON the earth but
WITH the Earth.
We can open our hearts to those
who live otherwise
We can work to live
Rather than live to work.
We can live smaller and earth-friendly
rather than largely and wastefully.
We can refuse to be whipped
into the hysteria
of fear and war
against fellow citizens of this
lovely planet we all inhabit together.
We can stand with those who suffer prejudice/
and listen to their voices,
empathise with their suffering,
Offer a shoulder to lean on to walk this
life on earth.
We can respect all life on Earth
to preserve an environment
which will feed our love through
to future generations.
We can love, not hate.
And in so doing we will leave a heritage
of heart and soul,
a shining light for those who follow us
to leave the darkness of hate, envy, bitterness,
To instead pass on to those we gift to the future
love, kindness, respect, courage, integrity
and the radiance of a spirit that shines
from the oneness
that unites us all.