Longing and Belonging

We depend on our roots to know where we come from,
to understand our heritage and be thankful for it.

We require roots to stand firm.
In times of storm and thunder,
where greater powers want to tear us
and shake us, we stay strong.

We need roots to keep both feet on the ground.
In glory times, where dreams come true
and the world is at our feet,
we remember who we are and feel gratitude for what we have.

The wings but we need to dream, to not settle.
With our wings, we can imagine what is possible and we can rise to it.

In our wings we can trust,
so we never need to be afraid.

Just like the bird, who sits on a branch and is never afraid of it breaking,
because her trust is not in the branch, but in her own wings.

2015