Sometimes it’s better to use other people’s words to express yourself, especially when they resonate deeper than your own.
I first read this poem a few years ago and it has remained in my heart ever since. In the last few weeks, I’ve read it over and over again, shared it with friends and allowed the words to further penetrate my heart.
The uncanny and miraculous thing is that while I first heard these words as a distant call, I am actually living them now.
Love After Love
The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,
and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you
all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.”
― Derek Walcott
2016 is almost upon us. Tomorrow, I’ll turn 35. My inner and outer life is rich beyond my imagination. I’m feasting on my life.
Thank you for your support in 2015. Feliz año nuevo and endless blessings for 2016.
Join me next April for a week of Divine feminine connection in paradise. Details of the ‘Journey to Shine’ retreat on isla Holbox, Mexico are here.