Sage advice delivered elegantly

I am a huge fan of the writing of David Whyte. He writes very graceful poetry and has also produced a lovely book called ‘CONSOLATIONS: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words’ in which he takes words we all use, often without giving a great deal of thought to all the ‘humanness’ inherent in how we experience them. Even a word such as Loneliness can be viewed through a lens of nourishment and hope if you use the right words to describe it:

 

In the grand scale of things, loneliness might be a privilege. Human beings may have the ability to feel aloneness as no other creature can; with a power magnified by intelligence and imagination. Animals may feel alone in an instinctual way, moving naturally and affectionately toward others of their kind, but human beings may be the only beings that can articulate, imagine or call for a specific life they feel they might be missing

 

I attach below a link to one of my favourite of his poems, specifically because I can totally relate to it.

Having procrastinated like a pro for so long over my own writing (or at least failing for so long to summon the courage to share any of it) I have finally managed to make a start. Every small step counts, every droplet captured may, eventually, create a waterfall.

 

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