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Monday, October 15, 2012

1 September 2012 Journal Page

Spending the afternoon working in my journal. Planning. Making preparations for some new ideas, new journeys, new paths. The last few months have been full of change and learning how to acclimate to those changes.

The Journey

"One day you finally knew what you had to do,and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice--though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. "Mend my life!" each voice cried. But you didn't stop. You knew what you had to do, though the wind pried with its stiff fingers at the very foundations, though their melancholy was terrible. It was already late enough,and a wild night, and the road full of fallen branches and stones. But little by little, as you left their voices behind, the stars began to burn through the sheets of clouds, and there was a new voice which you slowly recognized as your own, that kept you company as you strode deeper and deeper into the world, determined to do the only thing you could do--determined to save the only life you could save."
-Mary Oliver

5 comments:

Indigene said...

Your journal page and your quote today, so resonated with me! I'm feeling growing pains...I guess I'm growing and it's scary at any age. :) Thanks for sharing your incredible journal pages and musings, they mean a lot.

Amrita said...

I really love that yellow rose and the use of magazines. (:

sharon said...

Fabulous quote Kelly, and always a fabulous page I come to see, that I think just coming here you inspire part of my journey! Thanks for all you do!

Kelly Kilmer said...

@Indigene it is scary at any age. Sending you strength on your journey!

Thanks for the kind words, Amrita and Sharon!

Holly said...

That is a beautiful journal page Kelly and I love, love, love Mary Oliver and especially that poem! In fact, I recently wrote a blog post reflecting on the influences both have had on my life lately. Self care is so important and when I am feeling a bit guilty for it or worried on am I being too self-centered, I think about this poem. Here's to your journey, Kelly!