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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

I Write This For All Of Us





I write this for all of us
for the us who couldn't
and can't find the will 
or the reason.  For the creator
who can't breathe that breath
or muster the courage
to begin.  I write this for the abandoned parts
banished and abused for their perceived
lack.
For the ocean-deep gouge of tired
that can't stomach the thought
of more
or the same.
I write this for the pray-er who begs
for tomorrow to be better, for the twinkle
of hope that wants more
and more—for the human in us
who perpetually apologizes for being
human.
I write this for the eyes
that would rather close
for the mother
the daughter, the sister who has lost
and lost
her reason.
With trembling breath I pray
that these wanting parts
will forever and ever
die.
I pray
that you will lie down with me in this shelter
of calm—that we can set free
and free
this biting pang of want.
I pray that this
this whisper of breath
can be enough and enough
and enough
of a reason.


22 comments :

  1. Love.

    Happy New Year, dear Julia.

    XOOX

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    1. Love to you, dear Christa, and warmest hugs.

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  2. Oh Julia . . . so glad, grateful, & blessed to make camp in that shelter with you.

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    1. I'm just going to say "ditto" Amanda. I have so much love for you, my friend.

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  3. Oh, my. To set free this biting pang of want, which so often shows up in our prayers. And in that whisper of breath...we can come to be. If we so choose.

    Breathing the same air the circles this beautiful world just as you are in this moment. You have blessed my day.

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    1. Ah, Deb. These words from you blessed my day in the sweetest, softest way. I'm deeply grateful for you.

      Thank you so very much for continuing to show up so fully with me.

      Love, love, love.

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  4. Julia: this is lovely beyond words. I feel so embraced by your words.

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    1. That you feel embraced by my words...that's just the best thing ever.

      Thank you, thank you so much for taking the time to leave your presence here.

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  5. You are who I'd pick to write for all of us. xoxo

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    1. Deep breaths. Ahh...J. You're one of my very favorites.

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  6. is it ok if i want this that you write about
    i also want it to shift into
    just being
    thank you dear one
    again
    for speaking to my heart!

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  7. Yes, it is all okay. This is what I'm getting more & more. It seems to be in the embracing it all, in the letting it all be what it is that that sweet sigh of relief comes...

    Christy, thank you for leaving your breath of sweetness here--it/you are so important.

    Sending so much love your way.

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    1. oh that sweet sigh of relief
      i do feel it sometimes
      and in letting it be
      i will have more peace

      thank you for your kind words Julia,
      I really do feel loved!
      can you also feel my love for you?!

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    2. I can fully feel your love, dear Christy & I'm so very happy that you can feel mine...I think that's all I want, really, for people to feel my love--for me to feel others' love and my own.

      You are a treasure.

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    3. dear one
      i am so happy that i am part of you fulfilling your heart's true wish.
      i treasure you also
      xo

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  8. As always, this moved me to my core. Powerful. Truth. Wisdom. Love.

    I love you my friend.

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    1. Dear Alia...your words & presence warm & soften me. I love you right back--always & always.

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  9. This has blessed me since I read it a few days ago, dear Julia. I love this blessing. I feel wrapped by your love in it. Thank you...your love is a tender gift.

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    1. Ah, Ashley. Thank you so much, dear person--you bless my life.

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  10. Julia, your work continues to inspire and draw me out of my cocoon. Thank you (love the photo too!)

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    1. Karen, what a sweet, sweet surprise to find you here! Thank you for leaving the gift of you here--it (you) means so much.

      Sending so much love your way. xo

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  11. These words definitely touched my heart. Thank you

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♥ Julia