March 26, 2012

Words to Live by: 172 Words to Free your Soul.

There’s this woman I know.

You may know her too, or a version of her.

For some of you, she may be a he. For me she stands in the middle of a field—surrounded by daisies.

Arms open wide like she’s ready to fly. But she doesn’t.

She knows that her place is here, now, grounded, present. Her two feet—barefooted feet—buried in the grass.

So instead she twirls. She twirls and sings, laughs, dances, jumps up and falls down. She gets back up. She is happy.

I don’t know what she does, or where she lives, or how she came to be so free. But I do know this: this woman is me. The me that I want to be.

I’ve long been searching for just the right words to give her a face and bring her to life. And now I don’t have to. Through the magic of poetry by Jeanette Leblanc, I see this woman more clearly.

She now has a name. Her name is Life, and she chooses to live it.

Isn’t that nice!?!

To check out more by Jeanette Leblanc visit her site at {Peace. Love. Free}


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Apoorva Oct 28, 2014 12:44pm

Gosh Shawna, this is so me, the woman I ve wanted to be always. I love this n thank you for posting, love your description as well, thats exactly how I see life as…so glad to read it.Thank you n we should connect…

Jill Sep 22, 2014 9:49am


megan Jun 21, 2014 2:29pm

This is lovely, but have been reflecting on one of the lines "Know yourself fully before you make promises to another…" I definitely think you can't look to others to define you, but I actually think none of us ever FULLY know ourselves. It's part of the journey, it's part of making a million mistakes. It's the mystery of life and ourselves – what COULD I be, do, feel?? Hmmm, good fodder for thought today! 🙂

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Shawna Turner. Aimless wanderer. Happiest with a book in one hand, glass of wine in the other, dreaming of down dogs, knitting, and really good cheese. Blog: a side of yoga..