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Archive for October 2nd, 2010

I dwell in Possibility
A fairer House than Prose
More numerous of Windows
Superior — for Doors

Of Chambers as the Cedars
Impregnable of Eye
And for an Everlasting Roof
The Gambrels of the Sky

Of Visitors — the fairest
For Occupation — This
The spreading wide of narrow Hands
To gather Paradise

~Emily Dickinson~

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Beautiful!  I adore the line — “I dwell in possibility.”  That, is making its way onto another one of my homemade “well-being” cards.  I admit, I was caught in present day concerns yesterday when one of my cats suddenly took very ill.  Human, this, I am.  And yet, I am always willing to become more than my fears.  Emily Dickinson inspires me today and with gratitude, I write further:

Of all the things to dwell in,

why not — Possibility?

Beyond dwelling in “what is”,

past fears and trepidations,

distant from mundane worries,

clear of disquieting uncertainty,

lies the unbounded opportunity:

“to dwell in Possibility …

and gather Paradise.”

 

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