Friday, March 26, 2010

It's all practice


I do not understand the mystery of grace - only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us. ~ Anne Lamott


Each day requires me to

show up


Sometimes it is nothing more than that –


a declaration of my desire

my intention

even when follow through seems

weak

or impossible

in that moment


Each day is a

stepping into

the worn shoes

of my life

and moving forward

believing in

growth

magic

miracles


As many times as

doubt

self criticism

frustration

pointless comparisons

cause me to pause

or even step back

I can catch myself


And even trick myself

into moving on

asking

“Who’s watching me?”

“Who cares?” and

“Why not?”


Well,

I do

and that is

reason

enough –


In the darkest moments

when all seems

destined for disaster –

the paint globing, light fading, paper ripping, pen bleeding

fractured moments in the flow of my design –

there is a small

clicking

into place

one miracle

one tiny bud of beauty

that birthed itself

while I was busy

being distracted

by myself.




12 comments:

  1. ~stepping into the worn shoes of my life and moving forward...POWERFUL words you have written and so beautiful...may you continue to reflect upon your day with such grace...brightest blessings~

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  2. I am in awe of your ability to translate your thoughts so beautifully.

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  3. Beautiful my friend. I love the Anne Lamott quote, how I adore her.

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  4. Beautiful words today. Happy Saturday!

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  5. This is just what I needed to read today. So glad to have found you at LOVE Letters! Your words here are full of grace and a peaceful energy.

    Love the quote, too--Lamott is one of my favorites.

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  6. Today I made a huge ass mistake on something ridiculous that I shouldn't had made a mistake on---and now there's some big consequences for my absent mindedness. I've been beating myself up for the last few hours...until I came here....and read this...now I feel lighter.

    Thank you.

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  7. Yes, yes ...yes. THANK you.

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  8. Beautiful... and as a March baby, I love seeing the daffodils :)

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