Certainty

Somehow, I managed to write ZERO blog posts in July. This is atypical and too bad, but can’t be helped. It’s been quite a month– full of vacations, packing, unpacking, repacking, and soaking up time with family and friends. Transitions are admittedly hard for me and I’m easily overwhelmed by the tasks associated with an overseas move (even to a country I know and love). Fortunately, my husband has a sense of humor which he employs in liberal doses. And, I have friends like Sage, who shared the following poem with me. It’s a good reminder that even in the midst of great change, holding onto gratitude for life (and all its uncertainty) is important.

You Are There
by Erica Jong

You are there.
You have always been
there.
Even when you thought
you were climbing
you had already arrived.
Even when you were
breathing hard,
you were at rest.
Even then it was clear
you were there.

Not in our nature
to know what
is journey and what
arrival.
Even if we knew
we would not admit.
Even if we lived
we would think
we were just
germinating.

To live is to be
uncertain.
Certainty comes
at the end.

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