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Sunday, August 7, 2022

What Can't Be Found

Keep looking.

We give up the search too soon

and from then on whine, "It can't be found."

We don't even have the grace to particularize it

by saying, more accurately, "I can't find it."

 

We envy those who have found it

and impugn their motives,

their methods,

and even their find,

terming it not the right "it" at all

but some ersatz non-treasure that they have settled for—

unlike us, who continue to maintain

that it can't be found.

 

Don't give up the search, I say.

It's never too late!

From experience I can tell you this:

in the search is the finding.

 

I'd tell you more,

but nothing else needs to be said.

What can't be found

is found in the searching.

Plainer than this I cannot speak.

I can iterate, re-iterate,

stupefy us all with repetition.

Instead I'll stop.

But first I'll tell you one more time:

Don't stop the searching.

What can't be found, you're finding.

 

 

 

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Sunday, July 31, 2022

Heal the Harm

What the world needs is more healers.

So many of us are broken,

so many have imbibed brokenness

with their mothers' milk,

their fathers' pains,

the unhealed wounds of their ancestors.

 

Against all this pain we need

a phalanx of healers

collected twenty deep,

two hundred deep,

ready to project their wisdom,

to lay their powerful hands,

to assuage the hurts of many lifetimes,

to alleviate the trauma hidden

(and even more hurtful for being hidden),

unacknowledged,

secret.

 

Line up, you healers!

Prepare to devote your lives—

as your gifts require—

to the remediation of the world.

May joy visit us again.

 

 
 
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Heal the Harm; Scenes from the Journey, vol. 19, no. 31

Heal the Harm

 

What the world needs is more healers.

So many of us are broken,

so many have imbibed brokenness

with their mothers' milk,

their fathers' pains,

the unhealed wounds of their ancestors.

 

Against all this pain we need

a phalanx of healers

collected twenty deep,

two hundred deep,

ready to project their wisdom,

to lay their powerful hands,

to assuage the hurts of many lifetimes,

to alleviate the trauma hidden

(and even more hurtful for being hidden),

unacknowledged,

secret.

 

Line up, you healers!

Prepare to devote your lives—

as your gifts require—

to the remediation of the world.

May joy visit us again.

 

 
 
Copyright © 2022 Ann Tudor
usings blog: http://www.scenesfromthejourney.blogspot.com
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