Greeted with a grin.
Anointed with a tear.
Its radiance and glory magnificently filling the horizon.
Only to be subsumed by the darkness of the clouds that moments earlier had magnified its brilliant beauty.
Its rays filling my heart with hope, lightness and joy;
Yet simultaneously illuminating the shadows of my soul,
The dark places where regrets, secrets and lies are hidden,
The empty voids of latent longing and desire.
I’m grateful for those, near and far, who shine brightly in my life.
Who share my hopes, my joys, and laughter;
Who hold my hand,
Who steady my steps,
Who gently wipe the tears from my cheek,
Who hug me and hold me tight.