On, In, and Around Mondays: Say Yes
"The heart-stopping act of saying yes."
I still remember those words from The Soul Tells a Story. They seem apt for a weekend when I talked about saying no as a path to the soul.
Sometimes the small yes's are all we can say while we are otherwise saying no. I think that's okay. It is a positive step while we are, somehow, otherwise motionless.
Now I am thinking of a Thomas Lux poem which ends...
would be delirious
desiring — say yes — to touch
any part of you, and glad, a fire-fed-
with-solid-oxygen glad — say yes — to be, in turn,
touched by you
And I am thinking of the small yes's I said to beautiful natural things, just with my time and my camera, over the past two days...
Were these things made delirious by my presence? Who knows. But I felt delirious to be touched—oh yes—by them.
On, In and Around Mondays (which partly means you can post any day and still add a link) is an invitation to write from where you are. Tell us what is on, in, around (over, under, near, by...) you. Feel free to write any which way... compose a tight poem or just ramble for a few paragraphs. But we should feel a sense of place. Would you like to try? Write something 'in place' and add your link below.
If you could kindly link back here when you post, it will create a central meeting place. :)
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