By some incredible miracle,
the vast ocean of time has borne me up
to its crest for this miniscule moment.
I look around, revel in all that I see,
feel the spray in my face,
elated by the majesty,
the enormity of creation,
grateful beyond belief to be alive.

thriving & surviving - hal w. french
Excerpt from Zen and the Art of Anything, 1999.