The soul calls out at times for fragrant whispers,
The tender touch of a simple gesture
The awesome explosion of the quiet reckoning.
Quiet and gentle warriors meet on the lonely path of life,
Only infrequently and often very briefly,
To facilitate a fundamental change.
A change in the individuals who are present,
A change in the community in which the meeting occurred and
A change in some way that ripples out through the spirit of
Each soul that was present, to Every other soul
that is touched by that knowing, from that day forward.
We can never journey alone. Change happens in unity.
Thank you for being the change.
All of you.
– Lori McKinney/ Sweat July 2010