Direction

This is a Heads or Tails Tuesday post.

The theme this week is 'Direction', and I'm going to interpret it as the "Where to from here?" kind of direction.
I know this is a question I've often asked myself, especially in times of stress or sadness, and I've sometimes struggled to find an answer.
During those times, these words offer me comfort, strength and direction.


When the heart
Is cut or cracked or broken

Do not clutch it

Let the wound lie open

Let the wind
From the good old sea blow in
To bathe the wound with salt
And let it sting.


Let a stray dog lick it

Let a bird lean in the hole and sing

A simple song like a tiny bell

And let it ring

Let it go. Let it out.
Let it all unravel.

Let it free and it can be

A path on which to travel.

Michael Leunig

22 comments:

Megan from Imaginif said...

Beautiful and a mantra I can learn from.
Hope all is well in the Kewl house.
Mxx

Sue said...

Terrific entry! And thank you, that is something I needed to read at this point in time :)

Happy HOT Day!

Tammy said...

What a beautiful take on this weeks HoT's.

Hootin' Anni said...

This is terrific!!! Wow.

Mine's shared [rofl]

Linda said...

A lovely interpretation for this week's theme.

baby~amore' said...

Beautiful - that was very fitting.
Hugs to you.

Mountaingirl said...

Leunig AND poetry - a perfect post if ever there was one :-)

bundle-o-contradictions said...

Lovely. Thank you very much for sharing. :)

Andrée said...

"let the wound lie open" is so raw. But know what? I'm afraid it's true. And I hate that! I don't want to experience that.

FRIGGA said...

Wow, that picture's kinda sick. Very interesting, but definitely gross ;-)

Happy HoT!! :)

Picturing of Life said...

great post!

Will you visit mine Thanks

Alison said...

Gotta love Leunig :)

debby said...

I really do believe that everyone has all that they need for the journey. So many people never figure that out, spending a great portion of their life looking outside themselves for the things/people that they believe they need for their travels.

Simply Shannon said...

Beautiful entry! Thank you for posting this.

storyteller said...

I think this might be my 1st visit to your blog. I found your ‘take’ on this week’s HoT prompt is poignant and powerful!
Hugs and blessings,

Skittles said...

Oh my gosh.. how beautiful.. and especially meaningful to me. Thank you for posting it.

Welcome to Heads Or Tails! I'm adding you to the blogroll now.

Sassy Mama Bear said...

What a great mantra! Excellent HorT post for the theme. Hope you will visit the Cafe someday.

tumblewords said...

Great post! Yes, for sure!

Misty Dawn said...

What an awesome poem! Thank you for sharing this.

alice said...

Oh, I do like that. I am going to borrow that for a while. I need a mantra.

smarmoofus said...

That is a powerful poem! Excellent take on this week's HoT. Thank you for sharing that. And thanks for visiting my blog.

-smarmoofus

Alison said...

I'm so pleased that those words have stuck such a chord for so many people :)