Some of my favourite words...
December 23, 2006 9:40pm CST
It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare of meeting your heart's longing. It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love for your dream for the adventure of being alive. It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon... I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow if you have been opened by life's betrayals or have become shrivelled and closed from fear of further pain. I want to know if you can sit with pain mine or your own without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it. I want to know if you could be with joy mine or your own if you could dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your figers and toes without coutioning us to be careful be realistic remember the limitations of being human. It doesn't interest me wether the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disapint another to be true to yourself. If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul. If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy. I want to know if you could see Bauety even it is not pretty every day. And if you can source your own life from its presence. I want to know if you can live with failure yours and mine and still stand at the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the fool moon "Yes." It doesn't interest me to know wher you lived or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair weary and bruised to the bone and do what needs to be done to feed the children. It doesn't interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back. It doesn't interest me if where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away. I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company keep in the empty moments.