Where is the line
embracing the individual path
our extraordinary nature
and walking in ego
standing tall to make amends
to heal each fall
not to make others small.
Does one know?
Do you know?
We are each wonderful
as the wide night sky of winking stars
Strength beyond belief in our scars
some hidden and some worn on our sleeves
all of these details
falling away oh so slowly
the shape of our eyes
the shade of our skin
the sounds of our words
the masks and the wardrobe of hats
our years on earth
the places and stories blurred
the burdens and babies birthed
and all the suitcases we pack full
jammed to the bursting point
with things we will never need.
Humbled and awed
by the wild variations of human beauty
Messy, imperfectly perfect beauties
paintings in progress
some trapped inside dying
to come out and play
some playing so hard
talking so loud
that softness has to be relearned.
Releasing and relapsing
Ripples in the pond…
waves in the sea
in this bubble of peace.
Bouncing off ourselves and each other
like inflateable balls hiting walls…
touching ceilings and floors of heart and mind.
Uncomfortable as it may be
to face our faces
sometimes so clumsy
making, taking, faking confidence.
struggling against the defenses
we’ve each spent our lives crafting
walls thickly built, but crumbling fast.
dancing along with present and past…
sometimes with so much grace,
we may very well put the fields of swaying flowers,
the floating butterflies…
Insecurities gripping, ripping at our hearts.
Holding and hugging.
Gently…. gently tugging.
playing away the days…
and loving the stuckness away.
Love elephant and want to go steady?
Editor: Renée Picard
Photo: Luca Vanzella at Flickr