tell me your story…

We all walk story-streets, surrounded by other people’s masterpieces in draft. All is novel and there is much to be read.

Here I have put aside my books…

When I am struggling for words, I am glad to know that not every day needs my stories to be unpacked. They are full enough. They stream with the unutterable, the silent look, the fleeting touch that speaks.

There are wonders, mysteries, melodies abundant in the mud and muck and dust.

I wrinkle up my nose and step aside, but love stops, stoops, blooms in unexpected places. It is hopeful, thoughtful, humble.

Our greatest works, our boldest dreams, are perennial, perpetual; another flies forth as one falls.

We have the will to rise written into our souls.

Even slum-sad days are dusted with hearts, hopes, ambitions. Some of them are battered. Others seem better blessed. But all are a little beautiful. All speak something of the best of who we are.

I am a self conscious narrator. I know my own bias.

Yet when I try to allow everyone the same share of life, to let them be unique, to be the hero, to listen for the stories they might or might not tell, I am baffled.

The weight of all we are, all we are not, is so heavy and yet it lifts… Our lives are such lovely little fictions.

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12 Responses to tell me your story…

  1. oh
    my
    goodness

    that first line is KILLER! (If I knew how to put this in BOLD I would)

    I Iove this post. You nail what it is to be a poet wandering…

    Peace, Jen

  2. I love the line, and the truth, “We have the will to rise written in our souls.” Thank you for this beautifully written post.

  3. jmgoyder says:

    Your words are too beautiful for words – ha!

  4. John says:

    Beautifully written and insightful!

  5. Debby says:

    Beautiful words and pictures. I’m glad to have found your site.

  6. The T says:

    the view of life from your eyes keeps me glued to your sense of adventure….

    T.

  7. Such a gift for us all to dive deep unto the soul where most cannot pronounce fathoms of age ~ I feel so blessed right now to have the opportunity to read your work ~ Thank you for finding me for now I have found you ~ and may deep Angel love be written on your soul ~
    Aurora from angelslightworldwide

  8. forgot to sign up for follow up comments & posts ~ I have done now ~
    Thanks again ~

  9. afreysch says:

    Incredible. I love the lens through which you see the world. Keep on, keeping on!

  10. Some have a way with words . . . you have a way with words that touch touch the heart and move the soul.

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