Friday, May 25, 2012

The Time Will Come

"The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving 
at your own door, in your own mirror..."
--Derek Walcott

Maybe it was somewhere in my early sixties. Maybe it was after I started writing, took challenging journeys on my own, and began to delve into Judaism. Even before that I wrote, went to Europe on my own when I was twenty and again five years later, but now my parents were gone, I was finished with day to day parenting, career striving, and all the milestones of growing up. Maybe it was then I began to grow in rather than up. Maybe it was then I joined up with myself and realized loneliness was no longer a constant companion.

Baruch ata adonai my courageous little self, split off from me so long ago, waited for me to understand I yearned to hold her hand. I am so very grateful. Amen

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