It was a long weekend. I am no longer pregnant. Nature’s wisdom. I have to be okay with that. I will be okay with that, but still, sadness and sorrow is the prevailing feeling. However, at the edges of all of that is hope that this clearing out will be for some new delight.
I am grateful for the kindness and tenderness of friends, family and unknown friends out there in the world. May you all be blessed.
Every morning a new arrival
A joy, a depression, a meanness
Some momentary awareness
Comes as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows
Who violently sweep your house
Empty its furniture
Still treat each guest honorably
He may be cleaning you out
For some new delight!
The dark thought, the shame, the malice
Meet them at the door laughing
And invite them in
Be grateful for whoever comes
Because each has been sent
As a guide from beyond.