That Something Deeper

What I found

wasn’t a perfectly

sorted life

resulting from

a neatly packaged

set of how to

do it.

It was,

to be honest,

the small moments

along a messy journey

connecting me

with those who

had found

that something deeper —

reminding me

to keep going

until I found them —

helping me to

notice them

once I did.

Longing to Return

I return

in silent reverence

to this quiet place

tucked away within

my heart,

where there is sadness,

where there is pain —

pain that can’t be labeled

or spoken —

tears left behind in

exchange for

the longing to return —

knowing the power

of standing still

and the sacredness

of the journey back.

— Laurie, What’s Right Here