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Stonewalls and Strong Winds

I’m late getting today’s entry out. The day was sunny and warm, so I went for a bike ride. There were strong northwest winds that I rode into until the headwind just felt like the normal way of things. The wind blew stiffest through open valleys and over the tops of hills, reminding me that it was always present and that it could knock me over at any time. But when I turned to go home, it pushed me along as though I was entitled to this luxurious easy pace. Almost like I was taking a friend for granted.

Here’s a poem by the Irish poet John O’Donohue that I wanted to share with you. It reminds me that some days it’s okay to let the wind blow you; to coast on the drift of your efforts.

THIS IS the time to be slow,
To lie low to the wall
Until the bitter weather passes.

Try, as best you can, not to let
the wire brush of doubt
Scrape from your heart
All sense of yourself
And your hesitant light.

If you remain generous,
Time will come good;
And you will find your feet
Again on the fresh pastures of promise,
Where the air will be kind
And blushed with beginning.
~ John O’Donohue

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2 Responses

  1. Debra Knight says:

    Sitting in my dining room in front of the patio door reading your post and the song of a cardinal caused me to pause and smile. I’m going to consider that pause as a “stop” and joy that nature is continuing live on and so must we.

  2. omyogapath says:

    Thanks for checking in Deb. Now that I’ve come to stop at home now, I can look at the bird feeder outside the kitchen window to watch the birds. I now know what a chickadee is.

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