Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Spiral of Water

The spiral of water
in blue, concentric rings
undulates through deep
tendrils of brain matter,
unraveling my thoughts,
filling me with calm,
with peace,
with sleep,
just before drowning.

The butterfly state
: a term I use to describe the feeling I get in my body as I step out of my comfort zone and follow a path into the unknown. It is a feeling hovering between intoxicating euphoria and absolute terror. Like walking on the edge of a razor blade. I can try to fit into my old life but the butterfly can no longer be the caterpillar once the chrysalis has split open. Now is the time to strengthen my wings.

This human face is a shape tethered in a stall of pain: part god, part angel, part beast...a secret charm rarely released. -Rumi

Word of the Day:Repose.(verb)To lie at rest. To rest in death or a grave.


  1. That was just what I needed today. Letting go and restarting. That's the theme of my life lately. Evolution and maturity.

  2. I think this plays well to the notion that life is measured not by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away.

  3. That is a beautiful notion. There are many moments like that if we're open to them. This human experience our souls our having is simply amazing.