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

Monday, June 18, 2012

Like the Wildflower


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Precious little wildflower
tell me your name.
No—never mind
tell me instead how you
hold so steady
through seasons and storms
how it is that the closer I get 
to your silent center
the more I can feel my own

You, with your five petals
made of the softest pink
please whisper your secrets
please show me
how to BE
so completely
how to say so much
without even a word.

 And you, seeker beside me
don't tell me your name
tell me what it is you can't stop wanting
what it is that brings you to your knees
and makes you weep
with joy

I promise to listen
like the wildflower does
to hold you ever so close
until you come back
to that silent center

until you come back, finally
to love

21 comments :

  1. what's so dear to me,
    is that i trust i
    could come to you
    on my knees + spill
    what's mostest
    + be my soft pinkest.
    gorgeous writing
    + being, friend.
    xox

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    1. You make me smile, dear Rachel. Thank you for these heart-stirring words. And thank you for being here with me.

      Love to you.

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  2. altogether beautiful, this.
    glad thanks,
    Jennifer

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    1. Jennifer, I love it when you come here and leave your words--always such a gift.

      Thank you.

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  3. Some of my favorite things you write include, engage, interact with nature, the bigger world, blur the lines between "it" and "us", between you and me.

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    1. Yes, blurring the lines..that might be what it's all about.

      You are precious to me Jill. Can't wait for our "date" !

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  4. Beautiful, my friend. I know that I can come to you on my knees, and you'll help me uncover the real me. Sending love today.

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    1. I love that you know that, my beautiful friend, because it's so true. Always.

      Sending love back to you.

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  5. oh beautiful you
    i love these words
    that clearly come
    from your true centre
    xo

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    1. Dear Christy,

      I feel so seen by you. What a gift.

      Sending love to you today.

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  6. Remember when I asked what "love is"? I think it's this:

    I promise to listen
    like the wildflower does
    to hold you ever so close
    until you come back
    to that silent center

    until you come back, finally
    to love

    Thank you for all you are (and do and write and paint).

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    1. Darn! Your avatar is still MIA.

      I couldn't adore you more, J.

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  7. Wonderful and shining and kind.. like you.

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  8. Thanks for this. I'm definitely reminded of Rumi in the reference to the seeker and the invitation to the seeker to share vulnerably. I imagine the seeker is yourself as much as the reader.

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    1. Very true, Chris. The seeker is very much me as much as the reader--thank you for getting this. And for taking the time to connect.

      Sending you love.

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  9. This is beautiful Julia - the closer I get to your silent centre the closer I get to my own. These words are a reminder to me that nature forever holds the secrets to letting go and finding our peace.

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    1. I so agree, Clare. When I step into nature, my eyes & heart open wider, I start to breathe deeper breaths--what really matters becomes clear. Such a sanctuary.

      Thank you for stopping by--it's so good to have you here.

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  10. so yummy...

    softest pink,
    saying so much,
    listening,
    holding,

    ...coming back to love

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    1. It's yummy to have you here, Beck-o-roo.

      Looking forward to a get-together very soon.

      Summer!

      Loving you.

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  11. oh so gorgeous.

    thank you, Julia.

    Love.

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♥ Julia