Monday, January 17, 2011

let go

There is that one thing. 
That one moment you hesitated, that one second you waited,
that one thing that has not stopped
haunting you since.

Can you see it? It hurts to imagine it, fear pulses in your toes.
But look at it.  See it for what it is-
raw, naked, imperfect.

And now it is a burning ball of fire in the
pit of your stomach, white hot flames
licking your guts.

Hold your hands in front of you,
palms up.  Now reach inside yourself,
reach through the skin and tissue and muscles
and grab that flaming mess.

Throw it far far away...
watch it fly, watch it disapear beyond the horizon,
see the sparks fly up from where it landed.

And feel the rush of the relief
course through you.



andy said...

This is so wonderful! I know I say it every time but it really is. Just what I need.
Your words are so perfectly balanced that even though there's not many of them, they still say everything that needs to be said. And they really get me thinking, make me remember some moments from the past, make me try to actually let them go.
You're amazing and I'm glad you're back.

Amber Blue Bird said...

you always manage to find just the right words and pictures to convey an emotion, i always enjoy your posts

Cheryl-Julia said...

This is amazing. Pictures and words. Simply amazing.

viviane said...

hi :)!

I'm just about to check out your lovely boho blog, hoping we could follow one another with google friend connect? I follow you now :)

Love the pics and the words, really amazing and very inspiring!

xx viviane

gtc said...

Great :)

A très bientot


forever said...

Wow great post.. nice pictures and truthful words! =)

Peace & Love

Anonymous said...

Such a liberating post, I love it!

Camila F.

Erin said...

Love, love, love!! :)


Bhakti Omwoods said...

Ok this is going to be gross but the first time I read this all I thought about was, yeah, she's describing getting your period.. "ball of fire in the pit of your stomach.. flaming mess..... fear pulses in your toes.." But on the second read I got it -- it's beautiful! (And yeah I'm just reflecting my own situation on the world right now)