A Reminder

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 1

We all have moments when we feel like we’re the only one. Moments when we feel like we’re on the outside looking in. Moments when we feel apart rather than a part. So today, hold on to this…we are all more connected than we realize.

Sleeping in the Forest by Mary Oliver

I thought the earth
remembered me, she
took me back so tenderly, arranging
her dark skirts, her pockets
full of lichens and seeds. I slept
as never before, a stone
on the river bed, nothing
between me and the white fire of the stars
but my thoughts, and they floated
light as moths among the branches
of the perfect trees. All night
I heard the small kingdoms breathing
around me, the insects, and the birds
who do their work in the darkness. All night
I rose and fell, as if in water, grappling
with a luminous doom. By morning
I had vanished at least a dozen times
into something better.

One Response

  1. Melissa says:

    Ugh. Needed this today. Been feeling apart, adrift, alone. All the bad a words. Thanks for the reminder, I’m going to try to take it in and believe it. xo

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