maandag 30 juli 2012

In the space between


In the space between
the hurt and the healing
the question and the answer
the disease and the cure

We search for a kind of calm to get us through
a kind of happiness that defies logic
a kind of peace that cancels out despair
a kind of joy that overrides circumstances
a kind of courage that commands attention
and demands a shift in focus.

All this waits
in the space between
here ...
hope is not mere sentiment
or wishful thinking
but a treasure map to follow
all the way through the darkest night.

To the still quiet place
where your heart is a ship
that can carry you through a storm
across a wide glassy sea
to a new land

Where you are not afraid
to know what you know
where you are not afraid
to be.

Jen Lemen