Walking away is not an option... dialogue must prevail.

"A good listener tries to understand what the other person is saying. In the end he may disagree sharply, but because he disagrees, he wants to know exactly what it is he is disagreeing with."
- Kenneth A. Wells

"I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace."
- Helen Keller

Friday, April 11, 2008

it's time

I'm letting go...

I once felt a wave
lapping at my feet.
The water tickling me softly,
a warm comforting wave.

The water is calm now,
still and impenetrable.
But I need warmth,
and comfort.

"The tender friendships one gives up, on parting, leave their bite on the heart, but also a curious feeling of a treasure somewhere buried. "
~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Southern Mail, 1929, translated from French by Curtis Cate


CrystalChick said...

What a terrific piece of music to go with a great post. I'm listening to the whole song before I leave you for the night.

Have a beautiful weekend lovely lady! :)
Peace, Mary

Akelamalu said...

Lovely Post and Lovely Music. x

Anndi said...

Mary: The song is "All at Sea" by Jamie Cullum. Someone I cherish once told me about him and I've loved his work ever since. Thank you and I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Have a great weekend with hubby dear one. *hugs*

Akelamalu: Thank you my friend. Some things just go together. SMOOCH

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Letting go when the weight to which we have tied ourselves keeps dragging us down may never be easy, but it is necessary.

Charles Gramlich said...

It's interesting how we associate warm water with comfort. I love a good warm bath myself. Good poem.

Anndi said...

Nick: It's strange how somethings that acted as buoys become things that weigh heavily on our hearts.

Charles: Warmth..a soft warm towel, the feel of a hot cup in our hands in the morning, the warmth of the sun on our nose... Thank you, Charles.

Dana said...

Excellent...you have a touch of a poet in you :D

Meribah said...

You need warmth, you got it. Hugs. :)

Anndi said...

Dana: But, nothing rhymed! ;p

Meri: Thanks friend! ::hugs::

buffalodickdy said...

Ballast, baggage, extra weight, burdens- are all things we carry until we decide they are not worth the extra effort..

Anndi said...

Buff: I think it's about making your peace with it and leaving it in someone else's hands.