What is Growth
A journey through past and present.
To remember only fragments of what has been
In favor of what is and what may be.
To reach out our hands in welcome.
Not knowing who will grasp and how long they will linger in the twining.
Stretching, stretching, stretching to embrace.
To embrace the unknown and the invisible.
The feeling, the pain, the concern, the whim
The desire discussed, shared into reality
The invisible nourished by transformation
The invisible made visible, shared.
Shared potential , made real, made tangible.
Made into love and compassion, into community.
From Community, into vision, into dream, into growth.
Let us grow together…
A cavern growing, growing
Splitting my body to the core
Baring my soul.
What had been hidden
Now exposed, raw
Ragged edges of my heart beat
Out, out of my soul
Flows my spirit
Psyche to flesh
Conduit of the unknown
Opening, opening to the core of being
Reach deep within
To heal, to heal
Knowledge and understanding
Heal this pain, perpetual pain
Rising over and over again
Fly from the lips
Of the living
Flapping in the breezes
Caught on the currents
The ecstasy of the will
Swept by the downdraft
Spiraling into the river
Of life’s heartache
Thoughts and dreams
make them into magical
Invocations of the spirit
Glistening from eyes filled with hope
Anticipation and grace
Lead us out of the river
On wings of silk and gossamer
Children build with many kinds of blocks.
Gardens grow with many kinds of plants.
Buildings may be built with boards or bricks.
Communities are built with all of that, and with dreams and love.