Floating & Blogging

My most recent readings come from the poetry by Lucille Clifton. What a woman! I would have loved to meet her. My current favorite is blessing the boats. I think I like it so much because of the last few lines (below).

blessing the boats


may the tide

that is entering even now

the lip of our understanding

carry you out

beyond the face of fear

may you kiss

the wind then turn from it

certain that it will

love your back    may you

open your eyes to water

water waving forever

and may you in your innocence

sail through this to that

“Sail through this to that” is how I feel these days – floating along, not sure of what’s next, but moving, moving, moving. Always moving.

As I imagine happens to most people in their 20s, I feel a little lost. What am I doing? (Also, if you made it through your 20s without this feeling please call me and tell me your secrets. I know, I know, but then I wouldn’t learn them for myself. Ugh.)

So. Here I am. Working it out online because the internet makes me feel more accountable than my journal. (My journal is, if I may quote a famous, important woman: “just a sad, handwritten story.”)

To less confusion, bitterness, and cynicism. To more clarity.


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