Out of Nowhere
Mesquite blossoms, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
Who knows the future? I don’t. Three weeks ago, I thought my fate was sealed: I would become an exile. The little Sonoran Desert school where I’ve been teaching had too many teachers at year’s end; as one of the last hired, I became one of the first to be let go. I prepared to spend the summer hunting for another classroom somewhere, anywhere. But sometimes miracles happen, and out of nowhere, I’ve been asked to help establish and teach in a new alternative education center right where I am. Now I know why some exiles from long ago started singing when their seemingly bleak future suddenly became bright: “When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy….” (Psalm 126:1-2, RSV).
these golden blossoms
here today, gone tomorrow
nobody knows how
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on May 30, 2013, in Arizona, Carpe Diem, haiku, Psalms, Scripture, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona and tagged blossoms, haibun, haiku, Psalm 126, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona. Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.