Things Carried Through the Fire

Things Carried Through the Fire September 1, 2015

______________

We have a sacred history with those we remain bonded to. We know what each scar and crease in their life means.

 

Things Carried Through the Fire

My grandfather’s Talmud.

Your picture of Uncle Billy.

The innocence of our dog.

The things I never show the

world. The things I never show

myself. The things we believe in.

The dream I no longer need.

The uncertainty at the center

of all my plans. The small flame

that keeps changing names. Now

the days burn like bones, slowly

and all at once. And what we

thought would last burns like

wax. Under it, everything.

 

A Question to Walk With: In conversation with a friend or loved one, talk about one thing dear to you that you’ve carried through the fire of life.

"Dr. Nepo, we entrained on the aspect of courage to be calm yet vigilant. Thank ..."

The Anthem of Our Day
"As someone about to turn 70, I find this imagery inspiring, comforting, and empowering."

Stewards of Light
"MARK NEPO salutations to the Divinity within you, great topic and expression of it. I ..."

The Purpose of Will
"What a beautiful description of life! Thank you for your words... (I have some of ..."

The Necessary Art

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!


TRENDING AT PATHEOS New Visions
What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment