Little Moments

It’s not about balance. It’s the back and forth, the up and down, the shared weight. It’s about when you fall, after teetering on the edge, someone being there to catch you.

 

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Namastè
©NicholeDonjè
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Trudging

 

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The flags clanked and rattled against the poles behind me in the Autumn wind restless like I was wandering in my sleeplessness. I became dazzled by the light from the dock floating over the water creating a haze. My eyes adjusted and granted me permission to acknowledge the texture of the trees on the hill across the river and over the island to find only the slow freight trudging along the mountain; a gentle hum sharing in my loneliness.

FRAGILE

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Pop!
Pop!
Pop!

We try
to soften the blow
with bubbles
that snap and
make us giggle
as we pack
and unpack
our memories,
long damaged
from the traumas of our past
and fears
of the future.

Pop!
Pop!
Pop!

A laugh.
A sigh.
A jump.

Then back into the box it goes,
intentionally leaving
behind a small
squishy scrap
so that we can…

Pop!
Pop!
Pop!

Remember
with fondness
and not pain.

Namastè
©NicholeDonjè

 

Little Moments

It is not our role in life to save those we love. It is our role to be there to support them when they are ready to rise up and save themselves.

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Artist: Bob Dilworth (painting segment) http://bobdilworth.com/

Namastè

©NicholeDonjè

To Love…

To love is…
to hold not only the fun but the fear.
to listen.
to find security in what you do not know;
In what you are willing to learn.

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Namastè

©NicholeDonjè

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