And Again We Fall…

And again we fall…

Down a spiraling staircase into
the abyss of
loneliness we
continuously choose to create.

Knowing
there is more but
often choosing less.

As if happiness is,
undeserved.

As if we think
without suffering, there
is no life.

It is selfish to
think that
personal suffering
makes life more
meaningful.

It is loving,
connecting and
sharing that
honors life.

It is in loss we
learn to appreciate our
gifts reminded of
our precious fragility.

What is hard need
not be painful

What is learned need
not require sacrifice.

Choice is not
sacrifice.

It is
embracing the
gifts put before us.

It is
honoring our
individuality, and
living to more than
exist.

It is
recognizing
opportunity, and
opening one’s heart to
give not only to others but
to one’s self.

So that we
may fall …into
our lives.

Namastè

©NicholeDonjè

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Author: Finding True North

Nichole Donje is a interdisciplinary artist, activist and leader. A philosopher and self-exploration addict, Nichole is currently working on two books of art and poetry FINDING TRUE NORTH and LIFE POEMS. She is a visual artist and photographer. Nichole founded and ran the highly regarded New York City based independent theatre company TAPT/The Artist’s Playground Theatre, from 2006-2016. Serving as TAPT’s Artistic Director, Nichole worked diligently to support new and forgotten works that help shape the way we view the world around us. A recognized leader, Nichole served three terms as Vice President of the Board of Directors for The Players and currently served on the Executive Committee. The Players is the oldest theatrical club in the country founded by such luminaries as Edwin Booth and Mark Twain "for the promotion of social intercourse between the representative members of the dramatic profession and the kindred professions of literature, painting, sculpture and music, and the patrons of the arts". A key influencer of the Players current revitalization she has become an advocate for the art and livelihood of a social club. The Players not only honors yesterday’s and today’s luminaries of the performing arts, but also brings back the forgotten art of face to face relationships. Nichole is a member of SAG-AFTRA, LPTW/League of Professional Theatre Women, LeanInNYC, and The Players.

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