Losing It

June 8, 2011by

It’s hard enough
just to think about,
when in an unguarded moment you
slip, and then notice
it, lying there
in the shadows
in the corner of
your conscience.

Dali
Salvador Dali, "Galatea of the Spheres" (1952)

But to write about it
is just plain insane.

Everything in us knows avoidance
is the only antidote
to this occasional disease,
no matter what form it takes,
losing your heart,
losing your passion,
losing the love of your life,
your mind,
the very possibility
of losing at
all.

But what everything in us doesn’t
know is
that we’ve already lost it,
and the deeper mystery still
that we are stronger for having
lost.


Inspired by the #Trust30 prompt Afraid to Do by Mary Jaksch:

The other terror that scares us from self-trust is our consistency; a reverence for our past act or word, because the eyes of others have no other data for computing our orbit than our past acts, and we are loath to disappoint them. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emerson says: “Always do what you are afraid to do.” What is ‘too scary’ to write about? Try doing it now.

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