The sound of one hand clapping?
C’mon, are you serious? 
Tell me this – is it anything like the sound of one beagle snoring?
How about the sound of one refrigerator humming?
Maybe the sound of one heater’s tick, tick, tick after shooing off the morning chill?
If it doesn’t sound anything like that then you can take your one hand and…
Tell you what, here’s one to put a kink in your koan –
what is the sound of one man listening?
Yeah, gaze on that for awhile, kiddo.
Not sure? Well let me enlighten you – its the sound of
two hands clapping in hushed thanksgiving for all the
single things that add up to this unearned morning.

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  1. Teresa Evangeline on November 12, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    I love this. A beautiful tribute to life itself, to all our unearned mornings.

    • thebeautifuldue on November 16, 2012 at 12:06 pm

      Thank you, Teresa…they’re all unearned, aren’t they?

  2. Diana Trautwein on November 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Yeah – pretty much what Teresa said. All the single things…those are what I’m looking for today after a rough few days. It’s those single things that make these hands clap with thanks and reverence.

    • thebeautifuldue on November 16, 2012 at 12:07 pm

      Diana, these few days have been rough for me as well…I pray a little extra mercy for you, and me too.

  3. Susie Finkbeiner on November 12, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    I love the voice on this one.

    • thebeautifuldue on November 16, 2012 at 12:07 pm

      Susie, its one of the many voices in my head…thanks for your comment.

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