Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Stillness {Day 25}: Poems in the bottom of our shoes

(44/365) :: About to take my new shoes for a walk

"Poems hide.  In the bottom of our shoes,
they are sleeping. They are the shadows
drifting across our ceilings the moment
before we wake up.  What we have to do
is live in a way that lets us find them."
-Naomi Shihab Nye

As good a definition of Stillness as any I've read. 

You may believe you have no need of poems in your life.  Then you are mistaken.   Perhaps in a month of posts I will not convince you that the sleeping poems in the bottoms of your shoes will change you, but all you must do is look for them.  Your perspective will never be the same.

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