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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Don't Wait

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We pretend there will be 
a later, a some-other-time to do the thing
our insides know
we must do.  We wake one morning
to find the trees almost
did we see a single leaf fall?  We tell ourselves
there we will be another time to paint it
to write it, to sing it, to dance it—to be it
that tomorrow
will be a better day to open wider, to hold closer, to say
I love you.

We fill our moments with more
pull away just when our heart begins
to feel.  We forget our insides
hold the secrets
we've spent a tired eternity 
trying to find

A woman I've never met but know I know
is dying.  Last night in my dreams
she whispered with a timeless, gentle burning—

Hold longer
Love deeper
Let the good pour out as if your life 
depends on it.  Whatever you do—

don't wait.


  1. "We forget our insides
    hold the secrets
    we've spent a tired eternity
    trying to find."

    This is a truth I am only now beginning to realize.

    Your writing is beautiful, Julia. So are you!

    1. This is something I must constantly remind myself of, Deb...that it's all here inside.

      Thank you, always, for your precious love & support...I appreciate you more than I can say.

  2. This reached the deepest depths, my friend. I SO needed this today. More than I can say. Loving you dearly.

    1. I'm so glad it reached inside you, Alia. You are a precious gift.

  3. I love your writing, Julia. I cannot tell you how many times I have read your book, On the Other Side of Fear, shared it with my yoga classes and friends. Keep doing what you are are amazing!

    1. Ah, Martha--this means so much to me. It fills me with happy to imagine you sharing my poetry in your yoga classes & with friends--this is the vision I had for my book and it really is a dream come true to know that it's happening. Thank you for taking the time to connect and tell me so...

      Sending so much love your way.

  4. What a beautiful way to say what is always lingering behind the curtain. The bold and brassiiness just idling waiting to be tapped in to. I love your poetry Jules, you have such elegance to your words.
    Love you,

    1. Sweet sis, having you here with me fills me in the sweetest of ways. Thank you for your support & love--you are precious to me.

  5. oh so beautiful.

    i was just thinking of you today.=)

    1. Kelli! What a sweet surprise to find you here this morning. Thanks so much for stopping by.

      May your day overflow with love and simple, beautiful things...

  6. this woman came to you in a dream?!
    AWESOME, friend! carpe diem!

  7. wise words
    thank you
    i need to act!

  8. a big shining yes to this
    and thank you,
    such a beautiful share
    and true gift.
    you are a gift and i appreciate you,

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