As long as we sing



“As long as we sing, the pain of the world cannot claim our lives.” ~Mark Nepo

This quote brought to mind some of the anger, disappointment, frustration, just plain ugliness that has flowed into and out of my life. I realize how important it is for me to put their essence on the page – so I can see them, no longer deny or resist or judge them, and display and honor their place in the experience of my life. {A couple of my poems that reflect my pain inlcude Into the Vortex and The Struggle.}

Giving voice, speaking my truth, singing my special song into the world – this requires that I have the words for the song, that I hear my own voice, that I listen to it, open to what it might be telling me, without judging it as good or bad, rather accepting it as an expression of creative energy that moves through me. {This poem reflects the song that came to me shortly after writing Into the Vortex: Invited.}

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About Vicki L Flaherty

I am most alive when I am creating, whether through writing, gardening, photography, cooking, crafting, sewing... Running and yoga enrich my being. I am happiest when I’m with my husband Jim. Travel opens me to new possibilities and greater awareness. I find a special joy when I’ve helped someone see their brilliance and express their full potential. As I've focused on living more mindfully, I've found special joy in expressing myself through poetry and photography, and in truly being in relationship with those I meet along my journey.

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