“Wish on everything. Pink cars are good, especially old ones. And stars of course, first stars and shooting stars. Planes will do if they are the first light in the sky and look like stars. Wish in tunnels, holding your breath and lifting your feet off the ground. Birthday candles. Baby teeth.” ~ Francesca Lia Block
Wish on anything – wish on everything. Especially dandelions.
I’m very excited to share with you today an interview that the Women’s Spiritual Poetry site did with me for THE WOMEN BEHIND THE POETRY! Later this year, they will be publishing an anthology of poems with contributions from poetesses all over the world. Four of my poems were chosen to be included. I feel so honored and grateful!!!
To check out the interview, go here.
The amount of worth we put on ourselves according to our outputs has been on my mind a lot lately. Some thrive on a constant outpouring while others, like myself, move much slower and require a lot more quiet and still to bring forth our insides out into to the word. There is no right way, we all move at different speeds. The mistake is to compare ourselves to others based on this.
I wrote a piece entitled “Pace is Grace”, that got accepted for a book collaboration that will be available later this year, reminding me that whatever pace we move it’s all good. As long as we’re honoring ourselves.
I read this and thought, YES. Treasure your unique pace and personal evolution, let the rest be.
“You have to resist the demands of the work-oriented, often defensive, element in your psyche that measures life only in terms of output — how much you produce — not in terms of the quality of your life experiences. To be a soulful person means to go against all the pervasive, prove-yourself values of our culture and instead treasure what is unique and internal and valuable in yourself and your own personal evolution.” ~ Jean Shinoda Bolen