Love After Love

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.

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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.

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Thank you for your support in 2015. Feliz año nuevo and endless blessings for 2016.

Sarah xxx

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Love After Love — 8 Comments

  1. Happy, Happy birthday, Sarah! Happy New Year. You had a great year of growth and of love. Thank you for sharing the Walcott poem and that beautiful plate of pancakes. I hope 2016 brings you an abundance of joy, peace, prosperity, laughter, and oodles of love. You look terrifically happy.

    Sala

    • Thank you dear, dear Sala. And to you, beautiful soul. It was quite the year! And the growth keeps coming… Sending you bountiful blessings for a soul-nourishing 2016 xxx