Falling

I am having too much fun with friends this evening, so this one will be short.

Every time I climb this Tower,
I think I have finally learned
the secret of flying instead of falling,
how to rest on air, how to sink
through air like water.
Still, each time the falling
comes as a shock,
like the tumble into frigid waters,
the air knocked out of me,
the ego battered by wind and flame.

TOMORROW’S PROMPT:
Tomorrow, after the terror of falling from the Tower, the Fool finds the relief of the Star. Resting in the cool and twinkling light. It is a time of renewal and hope and inspiration. She breathes.

Gratitude List in Honor of Earth Day:
1. Julia Butterfly Hill
2. Rachel Carson
3. Wangari Maathai
4. Vandana Shiva
5. Jane Goodall
6. Friends meeting in the rain to climb a tower that may or may not be there, with four crows flying, mist parting like a curtain, and a red rider disappearing into the west. And a salamander. And nursing pain together.

May we walk in Beauty!

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