Step Back…..Not In….Embedded in Intention

despair revisited

It so happens that the work which is likely to be our most durable monument, and to convey some knowledge of us to the most remote posterity, is a work of bare utility, not a shrine, not a fortress, not a palace, but a bridge……………Harper’s Weekly, 1883

We’re all tied to some impossible vision. The fiery pain can singe a perfectly great intention.

I bow to my own inimical struggle, refusing to allow its limiting experience, yet facing its humbling perceptions.

Sitting here on Thanksgiving day with a coffee, gratitude, and volition.

I will serve my family with delight today…..stepping back to step into my own conscious gesture. They are bound together, links in the intimate striving with self.

imaginary wings

I despair of myself lightly…….

I am not I. I am this one Who goes by my side unseen by me; Whom I, at times, go visit, And whom I, at times forget. He who keeps silent, serene, when I speak, He who forgives, sweet, when I hate, He who takes a walk where I am not, He who will remain standing when I die……………Juan Ramon Jiminez

2 thoughts on “Step Back…..Not In….Embedded in Intention

  1. He who thinks of himself as the vision misses the vision——-if you try too hard to find it, it won’t come to you———————-Gosh, I have so much to learn

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