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.....we are the possible






“A Brave And Startling Truth”
 

“We, this people, on a small and lonely planet
Traveling through casual space
Past aloof stars, across the way of indifferent suns
To a destination where all signs tell us
It is possible and imperative that we learn
A brave and startling truth
And when we come to it
To the day of peacemaking
When we release our fingers
From fists of hostility
And allow the pure air to cool our palms

We, this people, on this small and drifting planet
Whose hands can strike with such abandon
That in a twinkling, life is sapped from the living
Yet those same hands can touch with such healing, irresistible tenderness
That the haughty neck is happy to bow
And the proud back is glad to bend
Out of such chaos, of such contradiction
We learn that we are neither devils nor divines

When we come to it
We, this people, on this wayward, floating body
Created on this earth, of this earth
Have the power to fashion for this earth
A climate where every man and every woman
Can live freely without sanctimonious piety
Without crippling fear

When we come to it
We must confess that we are the possible
We are the miraculous, the true wonder of this world
That is when, and only when
We come to it.”

Maya Angelou
 “A Brave and Startling Truth”

7 comments:

Angela Recada said...

Wow. I adore Maya Angelou. She speaks the deep truth so eloquently. Thank you, my sister friend.
xo

On Fragile Wings said...

No one can write like Maya...

straight from the heart.

julie said...

....yes, she speaks from the heart...wise woman...wise crone woman...xo

AkasaWolfSong said...

Ahhh..to be wisdom wise like Maya Angelou...whose words prompt us to live and breathe our best lives!

Power to the Crone Women! A'HO!

Beautiful Share Julie!
(((Big Hug!)))

julie said...

Ahhh, Akasa you are a wise crone...and I so love it when you come by and leave a bit of you here with me...xoxo

Monique said...

I LOVE that photo!!! the words too...but there is something in that photo that moves me today. Thank you for that....:)

Blessings!

julie said...

Hi Lady!!!! So nice to see you...I've missed you!!
For me the image shows hopeful innocence ....possibility...xoxo

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