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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Landscape of She



She speeds up, devours, doubts
stumbles 
from one page 
to the next
she scours the landscape
in search

In search of what?

she is afraid
it won't be good or grand
she is afraid
she won’t know what’s next
she is afraid
she may never get there

What is it?
Where is there?

She forgets to sip
to slow, to return
to remember

She forgets 
the whats and theres and its are 
right here              
in the hush      between
in each poetic pulse
in every shade and shadow
of Now

Right Here
sheltered
in the weathered, waking 
landscape 
of She

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These words came through this morning in the midst of avoidance.  They came in the midst of scanning the web for something I can't name, in the midst of trembling fear & doubt & forgetting.  They came in the midst of devouring a bit of Halloween candy (they were the bite-size kind, does that count?).  They came when I stopped the restless scanning and scouring.  

They came when, in the midst of it all, I showed up anyway.


7 comments :

  1. yes, they do that, don't they? and then we forget...

    thanks for these beautiful words, Julia, and for making space for them and for us.

    Love to you.

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  2. Beautiful and powerful. Thank you for sharing your journey with us.

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  3. right here,
    with you friend.
    love this,
    & you.
    & i share
    such a wrestling.
    XXOOO

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  4. So powerful.
    You, in this landscape of She, are so powerful xxx

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  5. Dear beautiful women,

    Thank you for being here with me--it means so much.

    With love,

    Julia

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  6. This touched such a place within my heart today. I needed these words. Thank you, beautiful friend. I love you.

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