Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

You all know this poem.

I know you all know this poem.  Elaine reminds me of it today.  We all know this poem, and there are times it sinks more deeply in than others.  This is one of those times for me.  I am exhausted.  I am in surrender.  I am worn out, and in that, perhaps I see those dear seams that hold the Velveteen Rabbit together.  I see the love as it careens over rocks,  like streams.  I see and I am evolved and involved.  I am so much part of this world, as are you.  Each one of us is so important and so supported and so cared for.  Feel how cared for you are. 

Today, Ellen tells me of a show on wolves, on the alpha and the omega, the string we all inhabit, and when the omega dies, the weakest perceived link, there is an incredible grieving by the wolves.  Each one of us is so very, very important.  Can you feel it?  How much you are loved?  I hope you do.

Wild Geese

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting--
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.



MARY OLIVER
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