For NaPoWriMo – day 16
Balance Between Caution and Risk
It was not as if she now
lived without fear. That
would be foolish. Already
knew that some trepidation
was essential to finite existence,
often made difference between
dying and continued life.
But, too much of it was like
giant snake coiling itself
round person, constricting
breath, any further movement.
Restricting natural flow of being,
until it stopped being natural.
Became something small that
stuttered, paused, shuddered
at all thought of proceeding.
Also knew that dread could be gift,
meant to lift swift feet, enable her
to finish this journey instead
of turning away from taking
Finally found balance between
caution and risk, taught herself
to confront niggling misgivings,
letting go of doubts, hesitation.
Learned how, and when, to ask
the right questions.
Elizabeth Crawford 4/16/11
Soul Cards: both galleries may be viewed by clicking on image. Cards were created by Deborah Koff-Chapin, and her site may be found here: http://www.touchdrawing.com/