My He(ART)-Full Life

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

see me true

(always see me true, archival print available here!)

"I asked God if it was okay to be melodramatic
and she said yes
I asked her if it was okay to be short
and she said it sure is
I asked her if I could wear nail polish
and she said honey
she calls me that sometimes
she said you can do exactly what you want to
Thanks God I said
And is it okay if I don't paragraph my letters
Sweetcakes God said
who knows where she picked that up
what I'm telling you is
Yes Yes Yes"
                -Kaylin Haught, "God Says Yes to Me" from The Palm of Your Hand
*isn't this the most delicious poem you have ever read? I came across it in this book I am currently reading. It's all about living intentionally and on purpose...focusing on what really matters. She starts off the book by saying that at some point, we are all only going to have 37 days left to live. What would you do if those 37 days started right now? It certainly puts things in perspective. Me...I would spend my last days with my Tim and Tara, dear friends...with my cheek pressed against a tree, sunshine on my face...breathing in roses and wildflowers, swallowing the ocean...painting, reading poetry , eating pasta and Godiva. I would listen to opera, sing at the top of my lungs, laugh more and not worry two licks about tomorrow. And all the pettiness in day to day not important! How about you?

I have a free print giveaway in my previous post!! I will be announcing the winner next Monday so please stop by and leave a comment!


Meegan, blue moon mama said...

Wonderful post! I'd whisk my hubby & babies off to some beautiful location, right now I'm thinking a castle by a lake in Scotland and we'd disconnect from the world & soak eachother in. Any time not spent with them would find me in a sundrenched butterfly filled wildly enchanted rose garden creating art journals for my loved ones. Sounds idyllic!

Yesterday evening I got the print of yours that I won in Lis' ArtFest. I love it so so much!!! It's even more beautiful than I expected. The print is just so luscious and very high quality. When you get a chance I'd love to know what papers, ink, printer you use. Anyway, thank you so much. Now I have to get more of your work!!!

jane said...

That poem, Soraya, has been my favorite for YEARS! I needed to read it right now. YOU really are my sister. xx

laurie said...

i read that book , loved it, and am now on her new one about creativity. i think if i only had 37 days i would park myself beside a mountain lake and take it all in, moment by moment.