Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The paradox of whittling.
Shaving away the hurt and sorrow.
Letting it go.
Picking it up.
Learning from the whittling.
Again and again.

teardrops ~ tiny reflections of joy and sorrow; wisdom, knowledge and confusion; capturing moments in time


H.M. said...

I've been scraping little shavings off my ration of light
And I've formed it into a ball, and each time I pack a bit more onto it
I make a bowl of my hands and I scoop it from its secret cache
Under a loose board in the floor
And I blow across it and I send it to you
Against those moments when
The darkness blows under your door

Isn't that what friends are for?

~Bruce Cockburn

lucy said...

h.m.--thanks for the wonderful Cockburn quote! it fits beautifully with the "shavings." and absolutely that is what friends are for :-) !!!