Our days continue exquisite with such a clear circling of movement as the sun rises and sets, and the moon is still a shining orb in the morning.
CA law is now requiring sensitivity training for companies with five employees. Steve fulfilled the requirement yesterday, on-line of course.
California law requires all employers of 5 or more employees to provide 1 hour of sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention training to nonsupervisory employees and 2 hours of sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention training to supervisors and managers once every two years.
Steve then learned the company that created the training is right across the street from his office in the old post office. It’s a small world.
I’m thrilled with the requirement and again it makes it hard to reconcile with a former president who clearly violated all sense of decency, and with his blatant lies still does. I’m working with balance today, grateful for increasing teaching and awareness, and mind-boggled at how a man, any man, can spout lies without consequence over and over again.
And I’m with the sun and the moon, grateful to be alive.
I’m keeping David Whyte’s beautiful book Everything Is Waiting for You, here on my desk. Today I light on this poem. May poetry find you today.
THE LIGHTEST TOUCH
Good poetry begins with
the lightest touch,
a breeze arriving from nowhere,
a whispered healing arrival,
a word in your ear,
a settling into things,
then like a hand in the dark
it arrests the whole body,
steeling you for revelation.
In the silence that follows
a great line
you can feel Lazarus
even the laziest, most deathly afraid
part of you,
lift up his hands and walk toward the light.