I am the unopened bud, and I am the blossom,
I am the life force gathering to a crest,
I am the still companion of the silence,
I am the far-flung seeker of the quest.
I am the the daughter gathering in wisdom,
I am the son whose questions never cease,
I am the dawn-light searching out glad justice,
I am the center where all souls find peace.
-- Caitlin Matthews
Art by Helena Nelson Reed