Sunday, March 29, 2009

Poem: The Truth of Healing

The Truth of Healing

It is easy to think you cannot heal,
to make light of spring after the bitter winter,
or fresh green life after a forest fire.

Easy to believe the there is no return
from the loss of death or heartbreak,
no coming back from pain, but

that is only if we believe healing
is simply the return to what was,
to some imaginary perfection that can never be,
and likely, never was.

It that is how we define healing,
then no, it will never come.

if we understand the truth of healing,
that it is not a return, but a transformation
to something new, and different,

vital and alive, scarred even,
yet more precious for it's survival,
then we know,

healing can come,
will come,
has come.


The picture was taken today, while my son and I were hiking on the Appalachian Trail. You can click on it for a larger version.


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