Monday, January 30, 2012

holds me


you'd know this feeling
if you dug deep enough into your experience
and thought through the likelihoods and the whereafters
and remembered
an embrace so thorough
that only your glittering
astonished
and completed eyes showed
above the surface

"oh be me
be you"

16 comments:

Pauline said...

What a fascinating picture. (And your header fairly shouts of springtime - look at that blue!)

I was once hypnotized and brought back to my earliest memory of safety. I clearly saw myself as an infant wrapped in my mother's arms. Months later, my cousin, a photographer, sent a photo of the very same, from a collection of undeveloped film from my grandfather's time (he was also a photographer). Your photo and words brought that memory rushing back. Thanks :)

steven said...

yesterday pauline - when i took this picture - it was distinctly springlike - just above zero, and the clouds looked and felt like spring clouds for sure. today it's snowing which is what it's supposed to do!! i am fascinated by experiences that trigger memories of other experinces. and this pauline is a powerful trigger!!! steven

Reya Mellicker said...

Steven yes. Hold that memory close to your heart. I'm sure you do.

Do you know the poet John O'Donohue? I thought of you yesterday, listening to an interview Krista Tippett conducted with him shortly before he died. Couldn't stop thinking how much I wished we were listening to the interview together. Oh so STEVENesque were his thoughts and ideas and the poetic way he explained everything. Wow.

I streamed the interview three times!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Words and picture match exactly Steven.

Kay said...

you know your words just make me sigh with contentment...beautiful..x

Gene Pool Diva said...

You never disappoint!

steven said...

reya - i surely do!!!! i grabbed the link you dropped here and tonight when i'm alone in my living room with nothing but the falling snow and a candle to keep me company i'm going to listen to the donwloaded version of this conversation. thankyou in advance . . . steven

steven said...

thanks weaver . . . i do value connection and synchronicity. steven

steven said...

awwwwww kay thankyou you're very kind and generous!!! steven

steven said...

hey gene pool diva!!! we aim to please!!! steven

hope said...

How interesting that you post this today! I felt a very strong embrace from two total strangers this weekend, reminding me how we're all connected because we're human.

(Yes, my last blog post explains it all).

steven said...

hope - yes! your post is awesome!!!! steven

Jo said...

We all long for that "embrace so thorough."

Some must travel back to the cradle of the womb to feel it.

steven said...

jo - i'd wish for everyone to know that embrace after they're born but i expect you're right . . . . steven

erin said...

the importance of maintaining self while loving. i love the last two lines, steven.

xo
erin

steven said...

thanks so much erin . . . the melding of self into other and then selflessness . . . . steven