You are a rare wild orchid, magically lit from within,
But warmed outside by flaming sun of passion.
You are strong, and cling tenaciously to love.
No jungle predator can tear you from your home,
for you protect your own.
but when shrieking storms have blown down
all the stable trunks of home,
and you stand swaying in the shifting wind,
know this, my friend:
You are more than who you think.
No one can define you, or diminish you,
Even at the brink of loss and sorrow,
you fold within yourself
seeds of growth and power.
The light of understanding
These contain the blueprint of your larger family.