|from tumblr. artist unknown|
i love this child because she is how i want to be. tender :: fierce. staunchly unafraid. a surprising warrioress full of, as shawnacy marie kiker says, her life voice, her own strange and woven music:
the fear-voice grows small
like an echo
or a photograph from atop a distant hill
50 years ago,
the joy, and the life voice grow strong
and full of strange woven music-
turbulent and prophetic . . .
she has sown me in the earth.
i am sown.
i gather strength from my (commune)ity and like a warrioress, i rise: unafraid, and strong, and tall, and made to be seen.
i will press through the unseen and silent portal until, until
i fall before grace.
what is your word for 2012? what does it mean to you? how do you envision yourself and what you hope to achieve?