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Dear One

Dear One

Dear One, I adore you and I miss you and I don’t know what this sadness is but I know it isn’t love. It’s something else that’s passing through that comes bubbling up when my heart is touched. I’m grieving what feels like a loss even though I know you are not gone. In fact … Continue reading

Open hand, open fingers

Open hand, open fingers

You hold out your hand And open your fingers In the moment that I begin To pour myself into it. Love does not hold on. Love does not hold. You, with your many faces Teach me something else. Something that is Love In her most ferocious form. In her fire breathing Shit shovelling Heart hammering … Continue reading

Forged in the flames

Forged in the flames

“I will take friendship plus attraction any day over falling in love. For I am no fool for fickle: I search for a love that is built of friendship and can withstand the most merciless rains and flooding.” ~Waylon Lewis, Things I Would Like to Do with You.  Maybe this is becoming true… And yet….the … Continue reading

“You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.” ~ Mary Oliver

“You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.” ~ Mary Oliver

Glancing sideways into your window as I pass on no particular business, a glimpse like a cannonball of the warm hearth within. Not for me this rich tapestried chamber, not for me this flickering firelight, not for me this shelter. I must make my peace with the storm. This is harder than I thought a … Continue reading

“This ache, this longing is the thread that guides me back through the labyrinth of compromises I have made, back to my soul’s desires… If we are never consumed by the transforming fire of our desires, we risk falling in love with the sweet ache of longing, the daydream of “what if…” or “someday…” — Oriah Mountain Dreamer, The Invitation Plus

“This ache, this longing is the thread that guides me back through the labyrinth of compromises I have made, back to my soul’s desires… If we are never consumed by the transforming fire of our desires, we risk falling in love with the sweet ache of longing, the daydream of “what if…” or “someday…” — Oriah Mountain Dreamer, The Invitation Plus

Rising like a yell from deep in my belly and setting my whole body vibrating, a sudden eruption of desire consumes everything. To go, to stay, to be, to have, to do… Blacking out into satin soul chambers, gasping for breath and back into blinding light. Childish foot-stamping desire, fierce and violent burning desire, heart- … Continue reading