Our traveler meets individuals
every day, who turn away from
light. Not because of choice, but
rather something misaligned
over time and never mended.
Longs to tell them:
Hidden away face only drives
darkness deeper within. Fear
of exposure limits soul’s freedom
to reach for light, or fight for another
way of being.
Shame is not natural flame to human
existence. It is always taught after
birth. Diminishing worth of anything
Smothers will to find new path,
chokes desire that would lead
toward unlearning whatever has
been harshly drummed, through
repetition, from outside in.
Elizabeth Crawford 4/23/11
Notes: Based in Native American proverb heard long ago, sorry, but can’t be cited. Paraphrase If you choose to hit a child in the head for bad behavior, you only drive the bad deeper into the child.
Sister is home, tired and recovering.
Soul Cards: both galleries may be viewed by clicking on image. Soul Cards were created by Deborah Koff-Chapin and her site may be found here: http://www.touchdrawing.com/