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Thank you for being here. I'm so glad you're here.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Can you?

Photo by rfishw


Can you, for just a minute
leave
the white tablecloth, the washing, the sorting, the scanning
the lists, the date books, the .coms, the inbox, the words, the numbers
the goals, the resolutions, the plans, the labels, the schedule, the old
stories
the scars, the scales, the bruises, the pains, the aches
the what ifs, the should haves, the pointing fingers, the too small boxes, the questions, the containers, the dividers, the protectors 
the sickening
paralyzing 
expectations?


Can you, for just a minute
hush
the voices that howl madly
at your old, tired
cowering
little self?


For a brave minute or two
can you pry open the bars

and listen
to the wordless--
to the hum 
between
to that which births snowflakes 
and stars and sighs
and moonlit little streams?


On this frozen winter night
when your heart
especially needs warming, I'm wondering

can you, for just a minute
get quiet enough to hear
the silent 
flutter
of this one precious
life
of this one 
precious breath?




9 comments :

  1. Julia, so beautiful! Thank you for the reminder... YES I can!

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  2. I absolutely love this. So beautifully said, and such an important sentiment. Thank you, Julia, so much for sharing it.

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  3. Beautiful, Julia. Your insides (and outsides) are so gorgeous. Love the picture too.

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  4. Absolutely beautiful!!! YES...YES...YES!! Wishing you a year filled with creativity and light. Happy New Year!

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  5. So lovely as always, Julia. I needed this reminder today, especially - your timing was perfect : ) I'm going to do my best to just be today.

    Wishing you all the best, always, and a wonderful new year!

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  6. Kelli, Ginette, JC, Brooke, Marcie, Grace...thank you for blessing my life with your presence. I so deeply appreciate that you are here.

    Happy New Year to each of you!

    <3 Julia

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  7. Your poetry is stunning! It just took my breath away! Thanks for sharing it with me.

    I also wanted to say that I just got to spend 24 hours at a place I believe you would love with some kindred spirits--Dave and Alana at True Nature Retreats. http://www.truenatureretreat.com/Welcome.html

    I was so refreshed in my spirit when I left!

    Happy New Year!

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  8. SO beautiful Julia. You are my modern day Rumi. I love you xxx

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