Tuesday, October 23, 2007

When despair for the world grows in me, and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be -- I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought or grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
Wendell Berry

I have to put this somewhere because I don't want to lose it. This is how I am feeling right now. Something is coming. Something big. And I am scared. I'm worried that I'm feeling the beginnings of the bad time for me. I want the waves to recede. How do I do that?


DD said...

You can never run from the waves. Instead you must dive into them head on or turn and walk away from the shore. When the water is normally so beautiful, either choice is difficult. I'll keep you in my thoughts and if you want to share your fears, I'm always there to listen. How can I turn away a friend who is willing to make out with me even when my cleavage may be coming from below my boobs...

See? Even when things are tough, you have the ability to smile.

Anonymous said...

I hope you're wrong about this feeling, but if you're not, we are here for you. And, I'm in Montana not far away!!!!!

Karen at Stiletto, too lazy to sign in.