Saturday, April 18, 2009

totally taken

guess i've mentioned this book twenty thousand
times here...and here i am again.
i have officially decided this book goes on
my top five books of all time that have affected
my life.

and i'm not even half way done yet! i'm so glad
as i want it to last forever!!!

it's the 'awakening at midlife' by kathleen brehony.
anyone goin' thru a midlife're gonna
wanna grab it!

so i hit this part where she starts talkin' about
the chrysalis and the butterfly.

butterfly woman comes to mind so much as i read this
that it's almost a little unnerving.

here i thought i was just a weirdo....and i'm really
maybe just a textbook case! oh my. that's so funny.

so i'm readin' all this chysalis/butterfly stuff
and just doin' backflips of joy that someone gets
what's goin' on when i hit this poem.

it so touched on some of my own recent writing that
i just stopped there for the nite. i couldn't
read any more.

wanted to share.......
it's a poem she includes in her book by david

'in this high place
it is as simple as this,
leave everything you know behind.

step toward the cold surface,
say the old prayer of rough love
and open both arms.

those who have come with empty hands
will stare into the lake astonished,
there, in the cold light
reflecting pure snow

the true shape of your own face.'

fallin' over backwards here.
landing with a thud on the floor.
and just not ready to get up yet.


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