“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

2.22.2011

year 3 finishes with fear & poetry hand in hand

riding a rocket ship with no training,
ill equipped
except for that star compass in my heart.

tomorrow is my 3rd blogiversary.  3 years of standing on fields of flowers and shadows and pronouncing them poetry - perhaps it is perfect that this new year of blogging begins with my feet on concrete, hospital parking garage concrete, standing still in the not-knowing, standing still with the possibilities of anything.  standing.  still.  but the rocket is flying forward, the stillness just an illusion, a magician's trick.  in truth i am being pulled towards true north, heart first.  my words have become whispers and prayers and feel stronger than i really am.  choose soften as your word of the year, and the universe will bow to your command.  i will testify to that.  i will amen it.  you will soften.

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18 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary! You have much to celebrate. And I'm so glad you've taken on this adventure. :)

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  2. How I love your grounded, star-seeking, softening-as-the Universe-bows words. Every one of them.

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  3. there you are . soft and strong . a milestone in so many ways my friend

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  4. i think that in many ways, fear and poetry always go hand in hand. i love this photo, all the possibilities, pointing forward. it feels like hope. happy blogiversary, your words are gifts, and though i have only been coming here for a year, it does feel like a lifetime.
    xoxo

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  5. True North is a great direction to heading towards even if it has to be head first, so much yet to discover. i feel your softness and your strength, thinking of you.

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  6. For me, fear and poetry are very connected. This week is my second blog anniversary, and I have been thinking a lot about fear. I once wrote a post called "Terror and the Art of Writing." I can't imagine writing--or creating anything--without some fear. I welcome it because it lets me know that what I'm doing matters.

    So happy to have found you out here in the blogosphere, my friend. So happy that you do what you do. Happy three years. Here's to fear and magic. xoxo Gigi

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  7. I'm a newer reader of your blog, but am glad I found your words. I hope you enjoy many more years of sharing here. I will carry the word soften around with me today like a worrystone in my pocket. I like the idea very much. It is time for me to stop resisting so much and bend. Softening will help that I think. I hope you are holding up as best you can in this difficult time. I am enjoying your photos and posts, though I haven't had much chance to comment. I'm still here reading, though, cheering you on.

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  8. Congratulations on 3 years! I do believe life softens us, but at the same time become stronger and we know more and more who we are.

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  9. a wonderful 3 year mark! WOW! awesome Debi...and keep those feet forward~STEER~soften~and don't forget to B-R-E-A-T-H-E

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  10. you are standing just as strong as the concrete beneath your feet.

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  11. I was baking cookies and thought to read the latest from you. Your words are nourishing; now time for some soft chocolate chip cookies.

    Happy, happy third year!

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  12. Well, had I known earlier, I would have baked you a cake! Congratulations anyway, and thanks...

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  13. Soften. I will consider that. In the meantime, congrats on your blogiversary and on having your feet on the ground. I think Royse City is north of you. Come north Saturday! ;-) ~Mindy

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  14. standing still, and still standing. strong like a triple braided rope, and soft like the strands of silk it is woven from.

    happy blogiversary, debi. i love you.

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  15. soften, it is...

    sending you much love for all the beauty you have bestowed on my visits here with you.

    :-)

    (((hugs))),
    love,
    me

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  16. Has it really been three years already? What a journey you have taken during this time, in your life, through your blog, your words, your beautiful images...I am so grateful to have crossed paths with you along the way.
    Your intuition always points you in the right direction, and your heart sees you through...you are a true navigator. xo

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  17. happy 3 year versary. :)
    i am contemplating the word soften also as i go about this year, waiting for the universe to bow. :) loved that line, debi.
    and love the image-love how the star point looks like a road you are traveling.

    xoxo

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  18. debi---the comment from "kelly" was actually from tricia scott---my hubby was still logged in on computer i see. :)

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