Getting There by Shirley Kaufman We go. Simply because it's there for us to go to. Walk on the surface, having to raise dust. Where we never were. And say We did it. Finding excuses. We need to own them. Crusts of other worlds. Carrying flags and chocolates. Comforts of home. Whatever density we pass through, pulsing and odd, we stake our claim to leaving our garbage, giving names In our own language. Nothing can stop us now https://www.poetryfoundation.org/
When herons appear in our lives, they can indicate we are coming to a gentle transition in our own lives, the end of one chapter and the beginning of a new one. As the card of the Close shows us, there is no death, it is simply cycle. If we can be at peace with what is, find our own inner stillness, listen to our intuition, then we too can recognize that from the waters of death, new life emerges.
Tarot Symbolism – Heron
By Leah Whitehorse -September 15, 2015
Even the flags seemed frozen
to their poles, and the men
stamping their well-shod feet
resembled an army of overcoats.
But we were young and fueled
by hope, our ardor burned away
the cold. We were the president’s,
and briefly the president would be ours.
The old poet stumbled
over his own indelible words,
his breath a wreath around his face:
a kind of prophecy. -Linda Pastan
There are always lessons to be found in the darkest moments. It’s a moral obligation to dig deep and find that little glimmer of hope or pearl of wisdom.
– Andrea Pirlo
“It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.” – J. K. Rowling
Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over it became a butterfly
Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. Emotional suppression is unhealthy for the mind, body and soul.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. -Buddha
“The way to change others’ minds is with affection, and not anger.” -Dalai Lama