Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

How one this world and us -


Jacki sends me this beautiful poem.  It gives me a pause as I know it will you. 

She is in healing mode and points something out to me that I had not quite put into words or thought.  When we are healing, we are so aware of the thinness between the world and ourselves.  We have a chance to feel how both are one, and then, we heal and go back to our individual selves, but when we are healing, we need others.   There is no pretense of independence.   I work now with keeping that place of connection while well.




The Word

Down near the bottom
of the crossed-out list
of things you have to do today,

between "green thread"
and "broccoli" you find
that you have penciled "sunlight."

Resting on the page, the word
is as beautiful, it touches you
as if you had a friend

and sunlight were a present
he had sent you from some place distant
as this morning -- to cheer you up,
 
and to remind you that,
among your duties, pleasure
is a thing,

that also needs accomplishing
Do you remember?
that time and light are kinds

of love, and love
is no less practical
than a coffee grinder

or a safe spare tire?
Tomorrow you may be utterly
 without a clue

 but today you get a telegram,
 from the heart in exile
  proclaiming that the kingdom

 still exists,
 the king and queen alive,
 still speaking to their children,

 to any one among them
 who can find the time,
 to sit out in the sun and listen.

  -Tony Hoagland


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