31 Aug meant to be
This poem by David Whyte has been on my mind since my trip to Oregon. The amazing Myriam left it on the wall for us when she left early for her flight. And then darling Jen Gray’s shared it on her blog. I have read it over and over. It speaks to me in a way that is almost indescribable.
When your eyes are tired the world is tired also.
When your vision has gone no part of the world can find you.
Time to go into the dark where the night has eyes to recognize its own.
There you can be sure you are not beyond love.
The dark will be your womb tonight.
The night will give you a horizon further than you can see.
You must learn one thing. The world was meant to be free in.
Give up all the other worlds except the one to which you belong.
Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet confinement of your aloneness to learn anything or anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you…
Is there something that has moved you lately? To tears? To laughter? Whatever it may be, let’s see your best shot today.
ChrisPosted at 08:21h, 31 August
Don’t know if I have a best shot or not, but the last words of this beautiful, gorgeous (just like Myriam!) poem stuck right out:
‘anything or anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you…’.
How true is that?! Those words just love bombed me…thank you, my friend…
PunaPosted at 11:57h, 31 August
She’s my best shot last weekend.
The Making of a Star
Amy JoPosted at 12:01h, 31 August
My rapidly growing girl has been bringing on the emotion lately. Though it might be the pregnancy hormones a little, too!
JoannaPosted at 13:08h, 31 August
What a powerful poem. The image is wonderful too. I love the camera strap swinging in the breeze. :0)
MaggiePosted at 13:19h, 31 August
I just love the way this is framed!
My best shot is about new people…because I think few things are more moving than brand new little people…
carriePosted at 15:10h, 31 August
Oh, your PHOTO speaks to me. That is wonderful – the sense of motion and urgency, yet the carefree feel of the beach – it is just lovely.
I have a Sticky Sweet series today for my BSM, I’m on sugar overload over here!
mailePosted at 16:49h, 31 August
I must have read it 10 times since you emailed it yesterday. This really resonates with me too. Thank you so much for the amazing conversation yesterday. You are such a gift. xo
Amie aka mammalovesPosted at 17:07h, 31 August
I couldn’t agree with this sentiment more and yet it frightens me so much. What do you do with the situations or people that hold you back?
shirleyPosted at 17:26h, 31 August
I forgot to download some pictures from a recent trip to Colorado and found this gem yesterday:
JenaPosted at 17:34h, 31 August
One of my favorite poems – I have it taped inside my calendar so that when I’m starting to feel crazy and scattered, I can remember what to say yes and what to say no to.
Melissa GPosted at 17:57h, 31 August
This is lovely. What a wonderful poem – thank you for sharing it.
Here’s my best shot, from an evening with friends.
JaynePosted at 19:17h, 31 August
Here is mine 🙂
killlashandraPosted at 19:30h, 31 August
I’m going to go with laughter today. I went to a science fiction convention, not something one hears about too often, and experienced a great deal of laughter. I even captured on her face too.
LisPosted at 22:37h, 31 August
We love the zoo and yesterday took a couple of friends along for their first visit. So sweet to see my girlfriend giddy and happy with her new man … and then we ran across these beautiful birds just lovin’ life: http://dandelionseedsanddreams.blogspot.com/2009/08/something-that-moves-me.html
makes my heart swell just looking at them.
melodyPosted at 00:49h, 01 September
Simply, *thank you*.
Funny how you posted this under "amazing people" on your blog and today I wrote about an amazing boy.
CaraPosted at 02:12h, 01 September
My children move me to tears and laughter all at the same time!
photographing momPosted at 02:20h, 01 September
Absolutely stunning prose!!!!
I’ve been moved lately by the quickly upcoming end of
shelleyPosted at 06:27h, 01 September
If peace is really what you want
then you will choose peace…
janePosted at 21:19h, 01 September
my freind’s son’s website has moved me today – he is in treatment for cancer and her anguish, his pain and the light of love that burns so brightly for them has moved me today
My Semblance of SanityPosted at 01:42h, 02 September
Love your new digs!
BEAUTIFUL PLACE to visit!
Suzanne : : S.HOPtalkPosted at 00:42h, 05 September
I needed this. Thank you!
Nerdy RenegadePosted at 21:33h, 05 September
And SO very relevant. It’s going straight into my journal.
Thank you for sharing it!
kayteePosted at 23:04h, 06 September
such a cool photo! it looks kind of like a photo i took of my parents a few posts ago =)