Repeating, but this time with a different focus

**This post feels very disjointed to me. It's the first honest writing I've done in a few weeks and I'm feeling rusty. So, bear with me.

Back in July, I posted this haiku:

Things are not as they
teach us--the Earth is hollow;
I have touched the sky.

I wrote then about it being a 17 syllable catharsis. Lately, it's come to represent mystery for me.

This week's prompt at One Deep Breath is about mystery, specifically the unseen. And so, I'm thinking on it.

I don't do well with the unseen, with being in the dark. I tried to explain this to someone recently, when in the midst of a non-argument argument (which we were so good at), and was told that I was being selfish. I never imagined it as being selfish, more a method of self-preservation, protection. And from him, at the moment, I felt like I needed protection (yes, I mean from him, but not physically.). There are so many things out there that I can't see. Some actually give me comfort (God in my life), others terrify me (the future). Not knowing what was coming prompted the defensive maneuvers.

I need to become more comfortable with the unseen, the unknowable.

But how the hell does one do that?


Okay, so this is my least favorite offering EVER. To see some better stuff, that maybe isn't so disjointed, visit One Deep Breath
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7 Response to "Repeating, but this time with a different focus"

  1. paris parfait says:
    Oct 30, 2006, 9:08:00 AM

    How does one do that? One day at a time. Take care of YOU!

  2. Helen says:
    Oct 30, 2006, 10:43:00 AM

    You have said this well. Feeling the same for me. :)

  3. susanlavonne says:
    Oct 30, 2006, 11:04:00 AM

    i find your haiku facinating and thought provoking!! especially the last line which contrasts with the earth's center...and you throw out some interesting questions in your honest prose as well...thanks for your slant on this topic...i think it is a universal situation :-)

  4. Catherine says:
    Oct 30, 2006, 5:19:00 PM

    I don't do well with not knowing either - but it is something we have to learn, there is so much "unknown" out there. Your haiku is beautiful

  5. Annie says:
    Oct 30, 2006, 8:36:00 PM

    Take comfort in the unseen inner voice that speaks to you.

  6. JP (mom) says:
    Oct 31, 2006, 8:50:00 PM

    Lovely poem...and remember, one person's vision of selfishness is another person's vision of caring for the self. (nice to visit here, I'll be back!)

  7. Mimey says:
    Nov 2, 2006, 1:40:00 PM

    There will always be mysteries and hidden agendas and confusion, so I suppose, however tricky, it's as well to reconcile yourself to the inevitability of the unseen. Easier said than done :-)

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