Emerging from the test on Friday. Today is Monday and I feel like I just woke up after a long sleep. All went well. I am curious to see where this flows to next.
My heart is open and clear. My heart leaps with JOY!
In Blackwater Woods
by Mary Oliver
Look, the trees are turning their own bodies
into pillars of light, are giving off the rich fragrance of cinnamon and fulfillment,
the long tapers of cattails are bursting and floating away over the blue shoulders
of the ponds, and every pond, no matter what its name is, is
nameless now. Every year everything I have ever learned
in my lifetime leads back to this: the fires and the black river of loss whose other side
is salvation, whose meaning none of us will ever know. To live in this world
you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it
against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.
Emerging ~ Juicy Heart at Easton Mountain Summer 2008
Thanks to Mary Oliver