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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tell me....



Tell me, what is it you plan to do
With your one wild and precious life?
~Mary Oliver
"The Summer Day"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~


I feel restless.

A type of restless one feels before something big is about to happen.....

Similar to the feeling I get before a big race...a nervousness that I do not want this to happen...yet this is the one thing I've been working up to for days and weeks and months. 
And years.
And no matter how nervous I am...I wouldn't turn around and walk away from it for the world.

Maybe there's a restlessness because spring is coming and I can feel it in how the daylight lingers longer around the supper hour.....
or the snow seems different on a run. {Some days there is actually a mud puddle to run through!}


Or maybe?
 It's that I am finally seeing a light to all the things I have been trying to muddle through for so very long.
It's not all understood yet...but I can actually see beyond the curve in the trail.

I am thrilled.

Ecstatic over the fact that I no longer feel the need to turn back.
The tree-lined trail doesn't scare me anymore.
Neither do the bends in the road...the unseen corners.

This wild and crazy life we live is just that.
Wild and crazy.
Some live it beyond the wild...I feel I often live it by crazy.

Life can be wild, crazy, precious....
a learning ground.

I finally realize it as such.

And I will take the restless...
as I know it's leading me to where I need to be.
Finally.


Live today.
It's part of your one wild and precious life.



16 comments:

rosaria williams said...

Wow! It captures so much not said.

Marissa said...

Restlessness always brings about change - most of the time, for myself, it's good change. :)

This post made me happy.

Farm Girl said...

As always very profound. :)

Out on the prairie said...

Live today like there is no tomorrow.I would hate to miss out on something fun.

Deb said...

another good post Dawn...your posts always make me think...

Michelle said...

Always very thought provoking when I visit.

Debbie said...

restless can be a great feeling!! letting you know you are alive, not settling for the mondane and boring!!

you are always searching dawn, perhaps it's best you keep that pace!!

Lynette said...

Beautiful post and words. I guess life is about embracing all of it.

Allison said...

I would rather live that one wild life wildly than endure it safely. Three cheers for Mary Oliver, who I have long loved. :) p.s. I also have been thinking about you.

Lowell said...

Are you related to Steve Martin? He was a "wild and crazy guy" - still is, I guess, seeing that at 67 his wife just gave birth!

Nice to know you're doing well. Love the photograph! Spring is soon with us!:

Your post is poetically perfect!

Johann said...

Lovely! I'm going through some serious (but very good) life choices and this was great to read.

Miz.November said...

Ooooh. I know that nervous/anxious feeling. It's good to feel clarity, though. That clarity and bravery are what propels us forward.

Jack said...

I am getting the feeling that I need to keep an eagle eye on your blog for a while. Some good news will be coming soon, I can just feel it! Hope so, Dawn.

sage said...

I know that restless feeling, but I agree, make the best of every day

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I am been feeling so restless lately...unusually restless. Maybe it is waiting on Spring. I like your thought, it is our one life

Michael Manning said...

I have a somewhat related message over at my site along these lines. But I agree, Dawn. Very well said! Have a nice weekend!!! :)