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                            Between Life and Time 


Stepping back to quiet,
I see myself and others as only my most serene understanding and stable love will allow.

From the distance of a moment's calm,
My reactions slow into action, and the depth of my existence is made magically clear.

Practicing my dance with the light,
I glide, then seem to float across the expanding universe.

Learning the art and rhythm of peace,
I ride the smooth, slick plane of ice,

Frozen above the running river. With all time past beneath me,
And the future bright above,

I create the present,
As I skate the balance between life and time.

Brenneman T.   June 5, 2002
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