My He(ART)-Full Life

Monday, December 24, 2012

a Xmas wish

"The time will come, when with elation,
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror,
and each will smile at the other's welcome
and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you.
all your life, whom you have ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life." -Dereck Walcott


I wish for...
even when I want to hide.
even when i tremble in fear.
especially when I tremble in fear.
at loss. at heartache. at pain.
being able to walk into grief. wholeheartedly.
into joy + possibility too.

I wish for...
the everyday stuff of life.
birthdays. celebrations. family.
making the ordinary ...extraordinary.
there is no some day.
there is fullness of heart.
there is now.

I wish for...
hope. joy. love.
being in this very moment.
taking nothing for granted.
filling up my heart with love and light.
knowing that everything is impermanent.
being fully present. it's the greatest give I can give.

I wish for...
the ability to do my work.
whether it's painting, writing, loving, political activism  or planting a garden.
it all pours from my soul. with whole heart.
and it all matters.

“Sometimes I need
only to stand
wherever I am
to be blessed.” -Mary Oliver, Evidence: Poems

Dear friends...all of these things I wish for me. for my loved ones. for you too.
Wishing you all a very merry Xmas from us over here.  xxx


SooZeQue said...

Wishing you all the same, my friend. Beautiful post xxxooo

birds sing artblog said...

oh, what a beautiful post! wishing this for you and all of us xxxxxxxxx

jane said...

Heart=ful wishes...just lovely. xo