It’s always a little tough for me to let go of summer. Every year I feel a slight resistance, and every year that resistance eventually falls away and I open up to the beautiful transformation: the dazzling color and fresh, cool air that makes me feel so alive.
The Ladysmith Art Council sent out a poetry call for their Fall issue of their art magazine, with transformation as the theme. Two days before the submission deadline I wrote a poem and sent it in. I felt good. Not because I thought I had a winner, but because I’d been feeling like I was mired in a bit of a writing slump and for the first time in a long while I was experiencing a flow. It didn’t matter if my poem was chosen or not. I wrote!
As it turned out, my poem “Sticks and Stones” was one of several chosen. It made my day.
You can read all the poems here…click through the magazine until you reach the Poetry Corner.
There are so many moments in my life where I tend to resist change. Eventually, in my own time, I surrender. It’s not that I consider change to be a bad thing. In fact, I find it exciting to think there are new things on the horizon. I think it just takes some time for me to become comfortable with the transformation, that oftentimes bumpy path that’s leading me to that newness. I guess that’s just how I handle what I know to be true.
Life is transformation.
How do you navigate transformation and change? Let me know in the comments!
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