Along the path to little beach

That sometimes the most beautiful innocence can be born from deep suffering, desperation and ugliness
That nothing is ever one thing and even the most exquisite joy and breathtaking beauty can be punctuated by sadness and loss and even the most heartbreaking grief can be tinged with a rosy kindness
That laughter and silliness and ridiculousness is sometimes the only answer to heaviness
That my heart will whisper to me exactly what I must do next
That angels most certainly must exist
That I have sisters who I will walk with and they will not leave me and I will not leave them because our paths are intertwined whether we like it or not (though we mostly like it)
That love (not sappy silly love by lionness roaring love) is alchemical — it is the magic ingredient and while it sounds so trite its true
That the youngest among us are extremely powerful and hold all the wisdom that we forgot
That miracles are like tsunamis and leave disasterous messiness in their wake and it is a saint’s job to clean up what comes behind, physically hold the wounded together to sutcher their souls.
Saints also bring lemon cake and stand on chairs tip toe to hang paper hearts from the ceiling

My heart is feeling both full and heavy today after standing with my arms spread wide open in a thunderstorm and letting the rain pour down. I would love to know what you know now–let our collective wisdom carry us.

3 Responses to “These are things I know now”

  1. tracy Says:

    I know today that eventually things shift. Even when feeling stuck seems like it will last forever. Something shifts. Everything changes. Nothing is static in nature, and so true for our lives also.

    I also know today that things shift in miraculous, silly, weird, horrific ways, but they shift indeed!

    Holding on for the shift.

  2. Lindsey Says:

    I know that these are some of the wisest words I’ve read in a long time. I know that they are some of the most beautiful renderings of truths that I am certain, also, are absolute. I know I am familiar with the thunderstorm raining down on me. I know I am grateful for your words, your presence, your steady, honest presence on this screen. Thank you.

  3. Tanya Geisler Says:

    Just found your stunning words from the stunning Lindsey Mead.

    This stilled me:
    “That the youngest among us are extremely powerful and hold all the wisdom that we forgot”

    That’s like an arrow to my heart. And now I’ll go and hug my daughter and revel in her curiosity.
    Thank you.