The things that happen to us
are trying to have a conversation,
to make us stop or turn around.
The things that matter are waiting
for us to drop down after the first
conversation has relaxed our will.
Then they will shine their light
without warning like a doctor
into the back of our eyes and ask,
“How long have you avoided rest?”
If we answer truthfully, they will
introduce us to beauty who after
a time will make us cry and throw
our judgments into the sea.
~Mark Nepo, Three Intentions blog