Today I Feel: Frustrated

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2003-05-29 @ 5:07 p.m.
Twisted Ankles and the poem Invitation

Well, my twisted ankle is still slowing me down. I really hate that. They take so long to heal up. I haven't done that since I was a kid. It really bothers me when it happens to be nice outside. As in "not raining". Now that is a happening not to be missed. And here I am not going much farther than my porch rocker. Chucking cat food at my cat, Osiris. He is so mellow. I wish I could spread that around my household. If I got him fixed he would never move and grow to weigh at least 50lb.

Well, Dale has the next two days off. If it doesn't rain or get too cold I am going fishing with him. I'll take a book in case I get bored with troiling. Good thing we both like to read. We even steal each others books. At least fishing doesn't take ankles that work. I just have to get to the boat. (grin) could be fun. Hope it's not muddy.

Today I am posting a poem from a source outside myself. I really like this one.

The Invitation

It doesn�t interest me what you do for a living
I want to know what you ache for
and if you dare to dream of meeting
your heart�s longing.

It doesn�t interest me how old you are
I want to know if you will risk
looking like a fool
for love
for your dreams
for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn�t interest me what planets
are squaring your moon...
I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow
if you have been opened by life�s betrayals
or have become shrivelled and closed
from fear of further pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain
mine or your own
without moving to hide it
or fade it
or fix it.

I want to know if you can be with joy
mine or your own
if you can dance with wildness
and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your
fingers and toes
without cautioning us to
be careful
be realistic
to remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn�t interest me if the story you are telling me
is true.
I want to know if you can
disappoint another
to be true to yourself.
If you can bear the accusation of betrayal
and not betray your own soul.
If you can be faithless
and therefore trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see Beauty
even when it is not pretty
every day.
And if you can source your own life
from its presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure
yours and mine
and still stand on the edge of the lake
and shout to the silver of the full moon,

It doesn�t interest me
to know where you live or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up
after a night of grief and despair
weary and bruised to the bone
and do what needs to be done
to feed the children.

It doesn�t interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back.

It doesn�t interest me where or what or with whom
you have studied.
I want to know what sustains you
from the inside
when all else falls away.
I want to know if you can be alone
with yourself
and if you truly like the company you keep
in the empty moments.

BY: Oriah Mountain Dreamer � 1995 by Oriah House, From �Dreams Of Desire�

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