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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A silent crash

In between tasks on a typical day I stumbled upon some words from e.e. cummings:

"...you've got to come out of the measurable doing universe into the immeasurable house of being... Nobody else can be alive for you; nor can you be alive for anybody else."

I land with a silent crash in the vividness of life now, tingling from head to toe, not knowing a thing, and a fountain of energy in the form of gratitude spouts up out of nowhere.

3 comments:

Susannah said...

"I land with a silent crash in the vividness of life now, tingling from head to toe, not knowing a thing, and a fountain of energy in the form of gratitude spouts up out of nowhere."

Wow, what beautiful, powerful words! - Very potent!

Absolutely wonderful!

roseduncan said...

And from one of my favorite poets. I have to go back and read him again.

Colleen Loehr said...

Good poetry and prose can have this uncanny ability to zap us with a sudden recognition of our own life force, and that's what e.e. cummings words did for me. I am heartened by your comments- thank you!

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