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3.15.2010

true grit


I've been feeling pretty down lately. Pessimistic. Fatalistic. Ick. Lots of ick. If I could draw depression, I'd stick figure me standing in a space station airlock, with no space suit on. Salvation lies on one side of the doors. Empty, airless, nothingness lies on the other side. I'm stuck somewhere in between. When I get this way, I begin shutting down: communication, travel, phone, blogs etc. etc. My best beloved, he suffers for me and from me. Today, he drew a circle on one of my doors and wrote the word "Hope" inside of it. Then he told me to push it ......... ahhhhhhh: AIR !!!

Thank You.
xxxxx

Hope

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune--without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I've heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

--Emily Dickenson


4 comments:

soubriquet said...

Hope is always there, and storms and sorrow return to calm.
Somewhere, there's always a quiet place, a safe place, sanctuary.

Oliver and Chris said...

Well I seen you in a sadness
I seen you when you'd hope to die
I heard you say, well it's raining all over the world
What did I tell you
What did I say
Just when your faith is gone
Give it one more day

I seen you when your head is long
Face down on the ground
I heard you say, well you're lost and you couldn't be found
What did I tell you
What did I say
Just when your faith is gone
Give it one more day

And next thang you ‘re smiling back at the sun
Blowing right back at the wind
Rolling right back at the ocean
But nothing's gonna do you in

Give it one more day
One more day
Just when your faith is gone
Give it one more day

I seen when your soul shines
I seen you when you heart sings
I heard you say well the world don't owe you a thing
Hay and what did you tell me
What did you say
Just when your faith is gone
Give it one more day
Just when your faith is gone
Give it one more day

red dirt girl said...

Soubry,

thank you for being hope and sanctuary.
xxxxx!

red dirt girl said...

Oliver and Chris,
Seems I'm getting all the singer/songwriters these days. Prescient. I'm taking your advice and giving it one more day .... thank you.

xxx