Important Moments

I used to think some moments
were more important than others:
joyful moments of loving and being loved,
happy moments of restoration,
cheery moments of forgiving and being forgiven.

These moments are only a surface
of painful times of individuals healing.
These moments would not exist
without the scary loneliness of the soul
where one gives everything away
and understands the imperfection of self.

But even the dark nights of the soul
are not more important than the happy times:
without happiness there would be only misery.
The happy moments would not exist
without loving and being loved
without forgiving and being forgiven.

There is only one important moment.