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Air is Just Air – Let Go of it Already!

November 8, 2012 , , , , , , ,

Air is Just Air - Let it Go Already!

You know those days (ok, weeks or months) when it feels like you’re hanging on by a thread? Grasping at “shoulds” and allowing worry or fear to cloud the flight path?

Today, I received a poem from a dear friend of mine, who I am convinced, has cognitive powers. She woke up and wrote this in the middle of the night and was generous enough to share it with me. To say it was like a gift is an understatement. I am now sharing it with you, in hopes that it’s coming at the exact moment that you need it. Enjoy!

Thin Air


find myself clutching
Thin air
To save me from the circumstances
Of life
Silly me
Air is just air
It can’t keep those I love from leaving
Or dieing
Any more than it can make them
Love me back
Air is just air
It can’t stop disasters from happening
People from being cruel
My children from growing up and leaving
Air is just air
So what am I really holding on to?
Why the strong hold?
What do I think I am controlling, anyway
From my lounge chair driver’s seat?
Indifference doesn’t soothe, either
Shouldn’t I just let go?
I’m not REALLY holding onto anything anyway
Air is just air

-Miriam Goodman

Stay sane, my friends.

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Love this. Thanks for sharing Miriam’s poem.

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Dr. Sayers

November 8, 2012

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