We Are So Beautiful And Terrible…

“FACE”, 1997, 12″ x 5″, ceramic

We are so beautiful and terrible,

Broken and resilient,

Inspired and bored.

We are full of wrath one moment

Only to wipe a tear from a child the next.

I know light

And I know shadow.

How could it be

That we hold all of these things

Right next to one another

In our hearts?

In my wider moments

I love all of it.

Because if I don’t

I know I am armoring-up my heart once again..

(Something like: “You can have my attention because you feel good but if you don’t- leave me alone..”)

That hardness is now becoming intolerable.

This is one of my favorite photographers.

His ‘eye’ helps me make room for it all, somehow..


One Response to “We Are So Beautiful And Terrible…”

  1. Tina on September 17th, 2011

    I was about to blog about how I was feeling, but you’ve hit every point much more eloquently than I could! I absolutely love your post. God bless you:-)

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