When words we hear don’t fit the day, when we worry what we did or didn’t do, what if we close our eyes, say any word we love that makes us feel calm, slip it into the atmosphere and rise?
Creamy miles of quiet. Giant swoop of blue.
WHEN SOMEONE DEEPLY LISTENS TO YOU by John Fox
When someone deeply listens to you It is like holding out a dented cup you’ve had since childhood and watching it fill up with cold, fresh water. When it balances on top of the brim, you are understood. When it overflows and touches your skin you are loved.
When someone deeply listens to you the room where you stay starts a new life and the place where you wrote your first poem begins to glow in your mind’s eye. It is as if gold had been discovered.
When someone deeply listens to you Your bare feet are on the earth and a beloved land that seemed distant is now at home within you.