12 May 2012

Tired of being a mountain
Strong and steady.
Rooted to one spot
Always waiting to be wanted.
Waiting to be needed.
Waiting to be understood.
Waiting to be valued.
Always waiting.

Dreams of uprooting.
Of moving.
Of having to be chased.
Countered by fears
Of not being sought
And of being lost.

Frozen in paralysis
Fearing abandonment
Feeling it’s time for others to
Fight for me.

My fight is gone.
Finally understanding
That I deserve to be wanted
To not always be the one
Doing the chasing
And then the waiting.

Finding our metaphor

She was born an ocean, all calm philosophy and turbulent contention. He was born a dormant volcano, tall, majestic and strong, with fire stewing in his core, never released and never changing. Tectonic plates shifted, time wore and brought them together, and her waves lapped against his secure exterior, attempting to wear down the battlements and coax the core.

This is how mythology is born, isn’t it? Finding in our own stories of triumph and loss, of heartsick sorrow and joy, connections to the terrifyingly elating splendor of the natural world around us. Everyone has metaphors. They may change their whole lives through, or they may be the same with only subtle changes over the course of their lives.

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