Living Wide Open: Landscapes of the Mind

 

 

woman at the top of gredos mountains in avila spain
woman at the top of gredos mountains in avila spain

I will not die an unlived life
I will not live in fear
of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
to allow my living to open me,
to make me less afraid,
more accessible,
to loosen my heart
until it becomes a wing,
a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance,
to live so that which came to me as seed
goes to the next as blossom,
and that which came to me as blossom,
goes on as fruit.

— Published in I Will Not Die an Unlived Life by Dawna Markova