Life is long
If we are lucky.
Weeks passing like high speed trains
The refrain of which
Echo in habits and cycles and a great deal of internal conversation
The human mind regurgitates ideas like a cow chewing cud
The same song, words, stuff goes around and around
Yet out of all this oblivion
Arise Pivotel moments
You might experience half a dozen small eruptions when you think
“I have got to change”
But change doesn’t happen
Or it does
But is not lasting
Then there are moments
Soft as a cats paw sneaking
Silent as a flower head
When you walk through an open door
And never go back
To the way you were before
Like wind to the sails in the midst of doldrums
Search the horizon for those moments
When they arrive
Enjoy the rise
Your next level has arrived
*and after seemingly an interminably long time striving – when the moment arrives, it is as easy, effortless and surprising as a natural unfurling of intention.
11 thoughts on “Moving up a level in the game”
Do you mean, “leveling up?” Heh!
Hehe yep – it’s a gigantic game Ray, passes through three zombies and negotiates a pouch of magic powder…now off to the next level where I hope to survive deadly virus and capture a pot of gold. 😂😂nice to hear from you.
It’ll be better in the new building. 😷
Moving? I will have to catch up with your posts.
I love this photo. I have been meaning to tell you I read your poetry book and loved it. I’m two stories in on your collection. The first one is hilarious and it’s nice to read humor in literary work. Loved the ending of Conclusions. Very nice! Will report in as I read more. Are you working on a novel did I see??
Hi Lynn that’s great that you loved the poetry book – I’m releasing another one shortly. The shorts are a bit of fun and a good way to compile some stories for a friend who loved my writing group submissions. I am in the final stages of a tweens book – an extension of a short story with a character that would not go away. I read all sorts of genres so it doesn’t seem odd to me to write all sorts of genres. My poetry though, I just enjoy it so much and learn as I write it as if some wise interior part of me is explaining it to my human distracted everyday self.
Hi Kate–like a novella then, eh?? 🙂 Do you do all this artwork, too? You are multi-talented. I also read a lot of genres and I’m working on a crossover literary sort of fantasy thing. But I’d mostly call you a literary writer. I really enjoy your work. I’ve been working a bit now, slowly getting back into it–much of it inspired by you! I write very little poetry–a tiny bit of prose. Poets always intimidate me, (even though my work is quite language and character-driven and I’m often accused of being “poetic” by reviewers or some my mentors).
I’m glad you are getting back into writing – it is an amazing way to explain things to yourself, I cannot imagine being without it now. I don’t know many other poets personally though I have read a great deal of poetry. Diversity is life – be like the plants and realise you bloom in your own way with your own distinctive foliage. Don’t put too much pressure on the outcome – allow yourself to write rubbish – sometimes the mud has to be drawn out before the water becomes clear. It’s a process
Those soft, easy moments often feel like an out of body experience. They are pure decadence
I remember reading Laura Mckowen saying that she suddenly realised that “I never have to do that again” about drinking alcohol and it was such a relief to her. She wrote a book “we are the luckiest” which I should read, I have been following her on Instagram for years anyway…off topic… sort of… yes once you finally move past a certain habit or behaviour it is freeing u til then, you’re stuck in the cycle.
Thank you for sharing, I will look her up. I had that same thought after giving birth for the 4th time. I knew I was done and could never say that before.