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The Temple – Ligo Haibun

A wonderful offering to reflect on this week, suicide prevention week in Quebec and all of the world to ponder…there is hope…

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The Temple

The teenager  walked up the hill-side thinking of her sadness, the dark moments of her life.  She felt empty without any hope of being able to go further.  She contemplated ending her pain, just not going on.

At the top of the hill, she saw an old woman. She stood looking out over the countryside below.

The scene was beautiful beyond words.  The low-laying clouds drifted below where she stood, looking like a Chinese painting that she’d once seen of  islands in the China sea.

The girl looked at the older on and then looked out over the sea of clouds.  A white bird flew overhead.  The wind whispered, she felt very very small.

“Sometimes it may seem, that life has no meaning. It’s hard to feel like that when you see a sight light this, isn’t it.” said the old woman.

The girl looked at her…

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A little bit about moi: I am a mom, a nana, a sister, a woman, a friend, a human being…a youth counsellor, Family Life Educator. I have been working in the helping profession for over 25 years and volunteered in various capacities from youths to seniors. Tournesol is my nom de plume for haiku and other Japanese form poetry here at Tournesoldansunjardin I hope you enjoy reading through my daily waka. I also have another blog "Stop the Stigma" where I may stand on my soapbox now and then and hope it will become a place to drop in and share or comment on issues important to you. In that vein this could be a great way to learn from each other. Namaste!

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