Try

inspired by Ruth Ayres on Sharing Our Stories: Magic in a Blog.
Ruth quotes Elon Musk:
“If something is important enough, you should try. Even if the probable outcome is failure.

Begs the question: What is ‘failure’? Who gets the final say? Surely not the inner critic…

I shall try…

to believe, during the darkest night
to seek the infinite ribbons of light

to love more, to judge less
to concentrate on words that bless

to remember my job is a livelihood, not my life
to free myself of unnecessary strife

to not crumble under self-defined defeat
to keep trying, and trying, again to complete

daily acts of grace, others and self forgiving,
thereby seizing the joy of living

trusting the sense of second sight
urging me always to write, to write.





8 thoughts on “Try

    • Kim, I love this lens of “sacred sight” as you say; I do try to look through it each day. If I didn’t, I am not sure I could write at all. Reminds me of my favorite quote about awe, essentially recognizing it and seeking ways of intentionally making it happen (through spending time in nature, meditating, volunteering… shall I say writing? Indeed). My work at school influenced that line about livelihood and life – I’ve said it to colleagues as an attempt to comfort and keep perspective, in a time when teachers are so burdened and considering leaving the field. Not limited to teachers, of course…and as for my calling to write, it is real. It’s a mighty pull, every day. I am always wishing for more time to write all the things I desperately want to write! Thank you, my friend, for every word YOU write. ❤

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  1. Yes – To seek the infinite ribbons of light – that is the journey, isn’t it. We get so wrapped up in the mundane and trivial, thinking that they are things that are important, that make a life. But it is the connection to each other that is our purpose in this journey – and our words that connect us – our words that light the way. Fran, I am so glad you are writing, and I will remain an avid fan!

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  2. So glad you write. There are many lines to love and phrases to tuck away (infinite ribbons of light)!
    But this stanza resonated with me the most:
    “to love more, to judge less
    to concentrate on words that bless”
    There’s a world of trying in those lines for me. Thanks for blessing us with your words.

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  3. Gorgeous. This may be my favorite:

    to not crumble under self-defined defeat
    to keep trying, and trying, again to complete

    daily acts of grace, others and self forgiving,
    thereby seizing the joy of living

    Liked by 1 person

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