Go for a walk, if is not to
Get some fresh air, try to smile.
Say something kind
To a safe looking stranger, if one happens by.
Always exercise your hearts knowing.
You might well attempt something
along this path:
Take your spouse, lover in your
The way you did when you first met.
Let tenderness pour from you eyes
The way the sun gazes warmly on the earth.
Play a game with some children.
Extend yourself to a friend.
Sing a few ribald songs to your pets and plants
Why not let them get drunk and wild!
Every rung we've climbed on evolutions ladder.
Whisper, "I love you! I love you!"
To the whole mad world.
Let's stop reading about God
We will never understand Him.
Jump to your feet, and wave
Threaten and warn the whole Universe.
That your heart can no longer
Without real love.
I Heard God Laughing: Renderings
by Daniel Ladinsky. Mobius Press, Oakland, CA, pp 71.