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When light finds you in unexpected places
after you have looked to hide in shadows,
you let yourself be drawn closer
to the forms where it has revealed itself:

a tree vast and full of wisdom,
a garden planted with faith,
a teacher patient and waiting.

You take a soft but firm step,
ignoring uncertainty,
knowing goodness will take hold.

— By Rüdiger Rückmann
Written on 16 February 2017
and dedicated to Annie Ushiroda