let stories…happen to you

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I hope you will go out and let stories, that is life, happen to you,
and that you will work with these stories from your life . . .
water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom,
till you yourself burst into bloom. ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes

mortal wound

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all our chronic
compulsive cleaving
    in-
                     to
good     and      bad
rich       and     poor
left        and     right
black    and     white
right     and     wrong

threatens to inflict
on our world
a mortal wound
that only a Divine
love can heal

© 2014 Dennis Ference
(First posted without pic 10/29/14.)

Incessant Thoughts

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How easily we point
to people and things
outside ourselves,
naming them culprits
that limit our lives,
while holding tight
to those relentless thoughts
   about them,
those stronger chains
that more surely keep us
from being free.

© 2015 Dennis Ference