Small stone #9

The anger of a nation resides also in my heart.  For the sake of that nation, I will open my heart.  May the anger then dissipate so that love may shine freely, like mists dissolving under a rising sun.

This small stone-turned prayer is dedicated to the victims of the recent shooting in Tuscon, Arizona, to all Americans, to all human beings, and to all sentient beings.

I’m participating in the River of Stones project in January. Look for a new post each day. Click the badge at left for more details.

Published by Samuel Snoek-Brown

I write fiction and teach college writing and literature. I'm the author of the story collection There Is No Other Way to Worship Them, the novel Hagridden, and the flash fiction chapbooks Box Cutters and Where There Is Ruin.

2 thoughts on “Small stone #9

    1. Thank you, Gemma. I confess, I am still shaken by the tragedy in Arizona and have spent much of my morning in tears. My day actually did begin in heavy mist and fog, and it has yet to lift. Today is a day for watching all the moments of the mind, and I keep an eye on my windows, hoping that when the sun breaks through I will feel a lighter, more open heart. Hearing comments of hope like yours helps tremendously, as well. 🙂

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