HAPPY DAY OF STRENGTH

3To those who are
living for
longing for
fighting for
and searching for it

To those who have
lost it
so recently
the shadow of it
still lingers
in the doorway

To those who are
longing for it
so earnestly
the very thought of it
is both intoxicating
and cruel

To those who have
found it
so completely
they simply can’t contain
the heart-pounding
joy of it

To those who can’t
remember
how it feels to
actually feel it
and those who are
desperately
watching it slip through
their fingers
and those who have had it
savagely torn
from their arms
and those who swear
they never want it
again

To those who are
reeling
from the very first
head-spinning
sensations
of its blooming possibility

To those who are
embracing
the hard work
and everyday ordinariness
of it

To those who believe
they’ll never have it
the way they actually
want it

To those who can
only seem to find it
from afar,
all star-crossed
and alone

To those who aren’t
really sure
what it even is

To those who have
discovered it
exactly in the place
where they thought
they never would

And to all of us
who are struggling
to give it
to ourselves
and accept it
from others

Happy Valentine’s Day.

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Did you know? The name Valentine means strength and capacity.

Happy Day of Strength, friends.

May your capacity be expanded in all the most gentle and beautiful ways.

xo

 

2 Comments

  • Julie

    Thank you, Lora. And, hmmmm.

     
  • Lora Bloomquist

    Beautifully written, friend. Think you need to get this published somewhere…beyond your blog. Just sayin’…

     

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