Sunday, August 28, 2011

something comes from living the uprooted life: knowing
that seed will settle and grow
with time
rain comes and
sun shines after welkin drapes.

try to believe it – though you are in
a fog.
don’t despair.
your heart will dry before it buds:
it is the law of nature. hush, you know
it’s true.



let it come upon you – as it has come upon others, me.
duly decompose.
there’s no resisting what time will do –
stubborn as it is.

and when you think you’re destined for the humus pile
surprise yourself
and see

how beautiful you bloom.


15 comments:

Pam said...

And bloom you did, Alli.. I am proud to call you friend.
We all learn to adjust and go with the ebb and flow of life as we live it.

be well, be happy
hugs,
Pam

TexWisGirl said...

change is inevitable. thank goodness for the blooms... :)

Liesl said...

Uprooting yourself takes a lot of courage,blooming in strange new surroundings takes something else altogether...an unbending strength of character!!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I use to be terrified of change. It took me a long time to embrace it. Now I almost welcome it. Nice post Allison.

Trisha said...

Just perfect Allison :) Thank you for every word you've shared with me. They've helped me in so many ways!

Randy said...

And look at the flower that you have become. We wouldn't want you any other way. Perfect post for a Sunday. I hope your day is a good one.

Michael Rowland said...

following this path, being aware of each step along the way, the vast sea opens before us,,,M

Out on the prairie said...

What a lovely path to follow.

Country Mouse Studio said...

such beautiful and encouraging thoughts

Pete said...

such an inviting photo.. lovely leading lines... have a great week

Ola said...

And I love the picture-an abbandoned way to the beach, nobody is there...

Karen Xavier said...

Nice peaceful beach... no wonder you ended up retrospecting, nice thought.

Pam said...

A second read sees even more beauty than the first. Keep penning, Alli!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Wise words, missy. :)

John McElveen said...

This touched my very heart! I have walked many a path like this to the Sea- and It never ceases to give me the perspective I need at THAT EXACT "time" !!!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!


John