Some things you all are teaching me about pain.

-- That I place far too much value on things

like ease and grace.

-- That an apparent smallness can be a mountain, magnificent:

“I rolled onto that hip without numbness!”

“Only took half a pill yesterday.”

“I slept through the night.”

-- That the line between healer and healed is fiction:

just last week, while the sun filled the small yellow bowl of a full treatment room,

I paused to close my eyes (did you notice?) and saw each of you,

eight individual storms,

whirling and settling

sighing and stirring

and thought

-- That maybe I could notice whole

more often.

This story was posted on April 10 2013 by Lisa B..

Comments

  • April 10 2013 at 12:02 PM
    Wadelp writes:

    Beautiful post Lisa!

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  • April 10 2013 at 1:54 PM
    Nora writes:

    So beautiful.

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  • April 10 2013 at 2:05 PM
    spitfire writes:

    Thank you for sharing Lisa.  Beautiful!

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  • April 10 2013 at 3:58 PM
    Roppy writes:

    I am seeing Slam Poetry and POCAfest.  I am going to share this with a poet friend and acu-patient.

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  • April 10 2013 at 4:12 PM
    StillpointCA writes:

    Lovely, thanks Lisa!

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  • April 11 2013 at 10:55 PM
    Karen Wilson writes:

    Beautiful!  Thank you.

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