Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wednesday Wisdom

   I've seen plenty of "Wordless Wednesday" posts-- and I enjoy them.  But today I present you with a different variation.
Columbine, my favorite native wildflower

We waste so much energy
   trying to cover up who we are
When beneath every attitude
   is the want to be loved.
And beneath every anger
   is a wound to be healed.
And beneath every sadness
   is the fear that there will not be enough time.
Our challenge each day
   is not to get dressed to face the world.
But to unglove ourselves
   so that the doorknob feels cold
   and the car handle feels wet
   and the kiss goodbye feels like the lips of another being--
      soft and unrepeatable.

Mark Nepo, Poet
from Awakening Rights
   


3 comments:

Helen said...

If only I could be a poet. And to be able to write so beautifully. Might need to copy this one :) Thank you.

Sandra Henderson said...

Oh wow!!!!~I LOVE THIS!
I NEEDED to read this, thank you.
Also, I don't think my "replys" are being received, so thank you for your comment on my blog. I appreciate your words... big sigh... I am feeling better. It has been a long road we've traveled this last month and we RAN the whole way. lol XO

Dysfunctional Mom said...

Very nice, and I love the photo.