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My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.   – Hank Aaron 

 

Blessed be the longing that brought you here

 And quickens your soul with wonder.
May you have the courage to listen to the voice of desire

 That disturbs you when you have settled for something safe. 
May you have the wisdom to enter generously into

 your own unease

 To discover the new direction your longing wants

 you to take. 
May the forms of your belonging — in love, creativity 

 and friendship —

 Be equal to the grandeur and the call of your soul. 

⚾️

  – John O’Donohue

 

there’s so much more to me 😊
than the color of my eyes 👁👁
the curve of my lips 👄
I am full of wild:
flowers 🌸
and 
fires 🔥
/
desire 😈
and 
laughter😄
/
passion 💃🏻
and
purpose 📚
the natural cravings of life:
love ❤️
and 
touch 🖐🏼
/
home 🏡
and 
protection 💪
/
to be fully known 
and
accepted
I carry in my bones:
music 🎼
and
poems ✏️
/
pain 🙁
and 
sorrow 😢
/
healing 💝
and 
hope 💓
I ache with the need to share:
darkness 🌓
and 
light 🌗
/
work 👷🏼
and 
play 💑
/
faith 🙏🏻
and
friendship 👫
I think about you all the time 😍
today I wonder…
what happens next? ⁉️
only time will tell 🕰

AL

   

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One thought on “My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.   – Hank Aaron 

  1. John on said:

    Someone once said “You had me at ‘Hello’.”
    I say “You had me at ‘desire…laughter….passion….purpose;
    love and touch’.”
    I knew….

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