Me In The Middle of Life

114 - White Water Rafting


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)


Nelson County Sketch #5

(c) mlq


18 thoughts on “Me In The Middle of Life

  1. Thanks Mary Lou for such positive thoughts. As I get older I am frequently anxious and more scared about doing things than when I was younger – and you’ve reminded me that life is for living. #MLSTL

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  2. Beautiful quotes Mary Lou – and certainly great reminders to get up and get on with living our best lives – they tie in well with my blog post that I wrote on Monday about living well.
    MLSTL and I’ve shared this on my SM 🙂

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  3. These are lovely. I especially like that first quote. That’s a fun photo with the raft. Is that you and your family? I have a similar photo from the late 80’s on a river in Queensland! Sharing on Twitter. #MLSTL

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