I am a poet, a writer, editor, worker, friend, partner.
I would be less angry and defensive…not tying myself in knots because there are situations I cannot control. Also, it would be living with less disappointment and judgment.
John, I will open my heart and anger and resentment….at the small and insignificant things I like to focus on, rather than the deep inherently good person you are.
I commit to managing my own anger and feelings, to stop and think before I criticize my husband.
By not assuming I know better, to all people to be in their own lives, their own journey. To want what is best for people as they move in and out of my life, and to not resent that ebb and flow.
We bless you for laughter and the last breath, both divine.
A world where we live in accordance with the truth of our interdependence…means there can be no hatred which is not self-hatred, no lie which is not self deception. My brother’s/sister’s flesh and bone, their blood and breath, are mine…their joy is mine, their justice is my own, their hunger, happiness, grief, victory, are all my own. I can choose to be an agent for my own liberation by acting on justice and loving kindness as verbs, not nouns.
The paradox of knowing life is short, that endings are real breaks my heart open in a good way. I felt it reecntly with my dog, who I know won’t be with me forever, but now, today, so very precious. My dog keeps teaching me lessons I try to bring to my relationships, friends, my spouse. Fleeting, mortal, and so very precious.
I’ve put my writng out there for the love of it, and sometimes others let me know it touched them…many times you’ll just never know . It’s like planting a seedling and never seeing the tree.
Looking at the stars reminds me of coming from them and returning to them.
I want to make a wish that matters because my heart is clear, and I know what matters, and be worthy of it.
THe winds of change don’t have to mean pain. If I can bend with the winds I will stretch myself, to be sure, but I will not break. I have had many chances to do that in my life.
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