Me In The Middle of Life (2018 New Year Inspiration)

114 - White Water Rafting

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I will not die an unlived life.
I will not live in fear
of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
to allow my living to open me,
to make me less afraid,
more accessible,
to loosen my heart
until it becomes a wing,
a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance;
to live so that which came to me as seed
goes to the next as blossom
and that which came to me as blossom,
goes on as fruit.


(Dawna Markova, b. 1942)

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Nelson County Sketch #5

(c) mlq

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4 thoughts on “Me In The Middle of Life (2018 New Year Inspiration)

  1. That poem is beautiful Mary Lou and something we can all learn from – I love the idea of improving on what was given to us and then passing it on to others.

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