Wednesday, October 24, 2012

You Must Breathe



















Image: origin unknown

When there is thick, soft silt below your feet
and water
dense and long overhead,
re-member that you must breathe.

You must fill your lungs.

You must rise, at some point,
and breathe.

This being human requires
that we let something
of this world
in.


© 2012-2016/Jamie K. Reaser
From "Coming Home: Learning to Actively Love this World"
Published by Talking Waters Press

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5 comments:

  1. gorgeous, haunting pairing of word and image...i find myself inhaling as though i were taking in my first breath.

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  2. Beautiful image and sagacious words Jamie... thank you!

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    2. Thank you for your kindness, RMP. I just took a wander through your blog and saw the glow of a lovely light shining through the darkness. _/|\_

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