I feel like I'm a story gatherer - that everyone has many stories to tell - it's significant the ones we choose to tell each other, from our past, and how stories intertwine.
The Basques have a tradition that you can only tell the same story three times - I think this is amazing - it would make every story told very significant, and would mean that the others being told the story were greatly honored, and should listen closely.
I'm sitting here, greatly honored. Listening Closely.
My prayer for my life - may I always Listen Closely.
Taking all my fears -
and trying to compartmentalize them
So much about inner landscape entwining with outer energies -
I hang back, and observe myself -
As I step blithely from one floating platform to another
which becomes a piece of higher ground.
What happens when I let down the contrived, artificial shielding,
and sink into the natural, fluid, protected, graceful state
that I truly am.
Letting the false rigidity shift away...
And appreciating the strength that's always there...