A brief reflection on a number of diverse experiences that lifted my spirits in the midst of a difficult day.

in music
in the virtuosity of a guitarist
and the emotive power of a choir

in science
in the intricacy of genetics
and the vast scope of cosmology

in sport
in the precision of a golf putt
and the raw strength of a rugby scrum

in conversation
in catching up with a dear friend
and a casual encounter with a stranger 

in words
in a funny turn of phrase
and a carefully crafted argument

in the post
in a generous and unexpected gift
and a heart laid bare in gratefulness

in sunshine
and in shadow
on the wing 
or perching lightly

but if it falls within your grasp
don't hold it too tight...
let it fly on
to brighten another's day



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