Butterfly/love (A short reflection on change…) I put this on Tumblr in January, reposting here so doesn't get 'lost'. * * * When push comes to shove, I often find myself on the receiving end of stubbornness: My own resistance to change, to life’s attempts to rearrange my tidy kingdom. I swat away helping hands: demands, however gentle they may be, wear like sandpaper on my skin; thinly veiled reprimands issued from soul to self: “Don’t be so needy, so greedy. You can stand on your own two feet, Alone.” Yes, but once I’ve learned to stand, there is no shame in leaning on friendly arms the harms of bad relationship are not to be found here. Today is not yesterday. I am more than I was. We are settled in space, a kind of lovely sweet grace, that embraces this new be-ing. Full of gratitude, Wishing for latitude to be granted from and to my ornery self I sit in silence and take it in. My life, all life, hard won. I will not will it away - no matter how tempting the old ways. Today’s a better place and only just begun.