Poem: genuine connections
from our poet of the month, Tyler Knott Gregson.
The guidance Tyler Knott Gregson offers in his new book, Miracle in the Mundane, is for tapping into our creativity, purpose, and joy; because, "from time to time in this crazy and chaotic spin we call life, we need to pause, reflect, and truly begin again."
"The world has shrunk smaller in a million ways, and we are closer to one another than we've ever been in human history. Only we aren't. Technology has smoothed the wrinkles from many aspects of our lives, but it has also distanced us in a way we haven't seen before. Despite out hyper-connectedness, somewhere along the way we've lost our ability to speak with people, truly speak with them in person, with eyes finding eyes and ears ready to listen." -- Tyler Knott Gregson
These were the thoughts I dreamed,
connected, but meandering:
Life is gorgeous,
so entirely gorgeous.
Every tiny thing about it,
even the things that make our eyes wet,
even the things that feel
like they are strangling our tiny hearts.
This is one gigantic picture, and we
are all a part, we are single stitches on a
tapestry of human emotion,
we walk on a quilt of laughter
and tears and heartache and
such immense joy
and it just shines.
If you just look,
Listen in as Tyler reads his poem, genuine connections:
Reprinted from MIRACLE IN THE MUNDANE by arrangement with TarcherPerigee, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright © 2019, Tyler Knott Gregson.