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Sunday, January 3, 2010

One of my favorite poems on humanity

Becoming Larger Than Our Skin Allows

We seek metaphors

To describe our friendships

But alas, even these fall short of our true emotions

So we joke, tell stories, and hold each other

Accepting the inner weaving of our connections

As part of the evolving tapestry of our lives


What is amazing to me

Is how little it takes to impact another human being

In profound and deep ways

Simply by being present

By witnessing each others stories

By honoring each others thoughts and feelings


It is physically possible to lift each other up

And hold each other under a starlit sky

Enough to feel the power of the universe enfold us

Wrapping us up with simultaneous feelings of love and immensity

Yes, we are only a speck in the whole of things

Yet, our love mingled with the love of others

Is more immense than we can ever intellectually know


Our ability to tap into the collective energy of the world

Allows us to transcend our language

Each of us becoming larger than our skin allows

Each of us finding power

From the source of our humility and awe

But mostly from each other

As our hands work to lift each other higher

~~~ -Doc Klein


Marion said...

A beautiful poem! Thanks for sharing it. xoxoxo

Kelly said...

This is wonderful! Good to reflect on as we enter this new year.

Pam said...

I love that poem!