Friday, 13 July 2012

lessons to be learned in calm and storm

there are lessons to be learned in calm and storm - the significance of a white feather drifting through the open door, the flickering light of a smile, the way our skin just about holds us in. we are magic and water, we are each the river. we have things to prove to ourselves and each other. earth to move. one's liquid heart fills another's cup. a balm for parched skin. neither made of glass or weathered wood. we are the alchemist in our kitchens, all forbidden lives and colours. and hopeful. growing. moving. plaiting threads hanging from another's pocket loose and unknotted and no longer in the stomach...

11 comments:

v said...

❤ your words!!

Kim said...

Just found your blog from Tiny Wolf. Your intro to yourself is very intriguing and well written. I'll be back

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

it takes more than one read, your words. it takes a little time. i like that!
n♥

LadyCat said...

There is much wisdom here...very well written. I especially like
"the flickering light of a smile."
I never thought about it, but smiles are light that comes from within us, that we give to others.
And along that same line, I really enjoy these word "one's liquid heart fills another's cup".

Kim said...

♥woolf♥ is correct. It does take more than one read and I have been reading and I like that!

ellom said...

absolute favourite! to be read again and again.

Ritva said...

not to forget. magic and water
thank you

Patrice A. said...

beautiful words
read it several times
that last sentence
unknotted and no longer in the stomach....

thank you!

Jane O Sullivan said...

just exquisite
exquisite
thank you :)

Judith said...

Such a tranquil stream
of words from deep within.

Wingfall at dusk said...

"We are magic and water", "one's liquid heart fills another's cup" I just love, love, LOVE this.

I too have been reading and re-reading this ;)