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  • Celie's words reminded me of my vessel self...

    Celie's words reminded me of my vessel self...

    Found this lovely gem in Sue Monk Kidds’ When the Heart Waits recalling a quote from Celie in the book The Color Purple by Alice Walker:

     “One day when I was sitting quiet and feeling like a motherless child, which I was, it come to me: that feeling of being part of everything, not separate at all. I knew if I cut a tree, my arm would bleed.”

    And so, Celie's words reminded me of my connectedness and vessel self...

    In the dark

    overcome 

    by this tragic world

    buried and held

    inside of me 

    stitched tightly closed 

    across my core

    contained

    Overcoming me

    Becoming me

    under this high tide

    pull of the moonlight

    keeps me seeking 

    reprieve

    in a breath of air

    and light