a month with my mother: day 6

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today i am thinking that sometimes receiving is itself a gift.

and i wonder why feeling needy
every once in a while
is such a vile thing.

answers are hatching, but
more incubation time is needed.

so many things are
washing up on the beach
during this month with my mother.

some i bring in and ponder.
other things i toss back into the ocean.

to those who took the time to reassure me, thank you.
you are salve to my soul.

6 Comments

  1. Liz

    “salve to my soul” that is exactly how I feel about your & mrsmediocrity’s words. I check in with you often because you are amazing.

  2. Julie Daley

    maybe salve for the soul is like sunscreen for the skin? you being at the beach and all… just imagine we’re all there to make sure your skin is protected, nurtured, nourished, and soothed. xo

  3. angela

    I like the possibility of tossing things back into the ocean. You don’t have to put it in your pocket just because it washes up. xoxo

  4. Yolanda

    You are a beautiful soul. I also hold on to too many things that wash up. Thank you for reminding me that it’s okay to hold on to them, as needed, and to let them go.

  5. Yolanda

    You are a beautiful soul. I also hold on to too many things that wash up. Thank you for reminding me that it’s okay to hold on to them, as needed, and to let them go.

  6. Sally G.

    It is a wise woman indeed who knows what is hers to keep, and what is actually the property or responsibility of another. Literally and figuratively ~ there’s great power in sifting, assessing, reflecting and tossing.

    Here’s to you!!

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