Thursday, June 2, 2011

across the universe

transitions
transformative
transport
transference
maggie is on her way. she is brave. i am lucky.
we don't know what lies ahead, only what is behind us.
you know how they say "leap and the net appears",
well, she did it.
i think it's going to be good.
she taught me that God is good, all the time.
still, it takes courage to leap.
i will gladly be a net.

we can't return, we can only look behind from where we came
and go round and round and round . . .
*

the door of no return
goree island
dakar senegal africa

6 comments:

Steen said...

i will be your net... if you feel like you need to leap.

lovely lindsay said...

and if we stretch that net from steen to me... we're bound to catch you somehow!
love, lin

Danielle said...

Hi Cathy,
You are often on my mind and heart. Here is a birth video you may not have seen.
http://www.vimeo.com/22765005
What beautiful scenes of the babe in the water.
Danielle

Danielle said...

Cathy,
I was wandering around Anthropologie yesterday looking for something special for the girl we're adopting from Ukraine. I saw these poetry bowls and instantly thought of you and Bri. Since I don't have $58 to send you the bowl, here is a picture of it and the poem I love.

http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?navAction=jump&id=073957&parentid=SEARCH_RESULTS&color=013

It reads:
in the disquiet of these days i carry you with me.....deep within my pocket.....at the bottom of my footfall....in every cloud ...that brushes by....

Australian poet and potter, Kylie Johnson, is the creator of this. Her blog is found at www.instinctandgrace.blogspot.com.

I would send you an email, but I don't have yours. :)

Like I said, I've been thinking of you.

Danielle
daniellemariaperry@gmail.com

jadE said...

hello momkins. hope maggie is taking care of you. thinking of you today, just made salsa, and it's hot here. loves

Kim said...

I feel so honored to have met Maggie. I look forward to getting to know her more.

Thank you for taking time with me last week...to let me vent, cry, and absorb some of your goodness. I was in desperate need of refilling.

You are a blessing.