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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

No Matter What






I see

 you are just like me
achingly wanting
achingly waiting
achingly yearning
to sprout, to bud, to blossom
into the whole, sacred essence
of you

I see little girl you 
who lost and never found
who wanted but never got
who saw but was seldom
Seen

I see ancient woman you
how deeply
she wants to be loved 
for her shadows as much as her light
how deeply
she wants to be embraced
for her wild
and her tender

I see
I am here
to remind you
that you no longer  
need to shrink in order to fit in
you no longer need to contain
what isn't containable
you no longer need to be
the convenient version of what you think
they want you to be

I see
I am here to invite you 
to lean the tenderness of you
into the tenderness of me

to promise
not to try to solve
or fix
or wish anything away

to promise
to love you
no matter what




14 comments :

  1. To lean the tenderness of you into the tenderness of me...

    Julia, this is so powerful!

    I love being able to witness this.

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  2. Thank you, Deb. I so appreciate you.

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  3. Your writing is so beautiful, Julia!! Oh and that picture is absolutely adorable!!

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  4. ooooh... I love this. Is the photo of you?

    Just beautiful, thanks so much, Julia...

    XOXO

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  5. beautiful. thank you, julia. xoxo

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  6. No Matter What
    I see
    the wonders
    that you see
    reflected in me
    forgotten
    or put down
    the reason
    matters not
    all that does matter
    is that we see again
    from our hearts and souls
    and share
    and remind
    and play
    and support


    I love the beautiful weaving of your words Julia they paint the wonderful image in my mind :~)

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  7. You women make my world so much brighter.

    Sending each of you love & warmth,

    Julia

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  8. shivers...your words touch my very core...thank you!

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  9. Sigh...
    This is pure magic Julia. Pure magic.
    <3

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  10. Julia...

    YES.

    Wow. Breathing this in deeply.

    You are an incredible teacher xxx

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  11. Julia,
    Yes! I promise to love no matter what!
    Beautiful words.
    xoxo

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  12. I just reread this again and it spoke to me even more. I love these words and will put them up so I can look at them everyday. Love you Jules xoxo

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  13. Hi Sweetheart,
    Just read your amazing poem!!!!!! Only you are more amazing. Love you tons.
    Mom
    X0

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♥ Julia