Stay Right Here With Me


A small white dog is on my lap.

I sit here absorbed in the false light of my computer

Consumed in virtual collecting of Pinterest images.

My heart rate gains in the act of accumulating pretty, interesting, inspiring, noteworthy illusions of import.

My white dog breathes.

Her warmth seeps into my thighs.

I tear my eyes from the screen and move my attention to her sleeping perfect weight.

My heart slows it’s run

And my brow softens.

It is an effort to return to you with reportage

But You must know

How this very moment is my teacher..

God is very, very quiet

And is not that interested in adding to any collection

No matter how rare or satisfying.

My small dog says: “Stay here with me, Cathy dear. I will show you how it is done without false light or illusion. Stay right here with me and allow my precious weight..listen to the space between my breath. See how I need not move from this spot to add to my perfect Self. Notice how I love I love you even as you disappoint me. Notice my deep listening to your long apology. Watch as I shake it all off and meet you with possibility and Love. Once again.”

I turn off my computer.


8 Responses to “Stay Right Here With Me”

  1. Carole Zoom on November 3rd, 2015


  2. Pam on November 3rd, 2015


  3. gerry harty on November 3rd, 2015

    Took my breath away!!! So very lovely!!!

  4. Bill Conway on November 3rd, 2015

    …your posts are getting deeper and deeper; soon you will find the core of your being and, with the growing power of your words; be able to describe your findings…

    I often wonder if your musings involve making and what those things might be…even if the hands that put those things together were the hands of another. Many of your posts feature your works, and I have a few pictures of the ‘mud’ structures that I fancied, back in the day. Anyway, your work certainly went well in many directions…just wondering what you’d do, if you’d do anything at all.

    In any event, I continue to enjoy your wise explorations of your inner world.

  5. Rita Kindl Myers on November 3rd, 2015

    Very beautiful. Reading your words brought quiet to my soul.

  6. Paul on November 4th, 2015

    Good old Emma, purveyor of sanity.

  7. Lori Faye on November 4th, 2015

    Lovely Cathy. You continue to amaze me with the ongoing artistry in your words. Thank you for sharing your world. xx

  8. Adele on November 4th, 2015

    You are the heart of my cyberspace xo

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