maandag 19 juni 2017

Having loved enough and lost enough,
I’m no longer searching
just opening,
no longer trying to make sense of pain
but trying to be a soft and sturdy home
in which real things can land.
These are the irritations
that rub into a pearl.
So we can talk for a while
but then we must listen,
the way rocks listen to the sea.
And we can churn at all that goes wrong
but then we must lay all distractions
down and water every living seed.
And yes, on nights like tonight
I too feel alone. But seldom do I
face it squarely enough
to see that it’s a door
into the endless breath
that has no breather,
into the surf that human
shells call God(dess)
~ Mark Nepo

3 opmerkingen:

  1. beautiful ode to listening with heart

  2. Martine,
    we kunnen talen maar luisteren is en blijft een kunst!!
    groetjes Christiene.

  3. die gaat recht het hart in lief Martineke.....wat mooi!