YIKES!  I missed writing last Friday’s blog and Monday’s blog!  But I have a good reason-vacation time with family.  And almost all the time family time trumps everything else.  So until I get myself back in the groove this Friday, I will give you a little David Whyte poetry to ride you over…


The road seen, then not seen, the hillside

hiding then revealing the way you should take,

the road dropping away from you as if leaving you 

to walk on thin air, then catching you, holding you up,

when you thought you would fall – and the way forward 

always in the end, the way that you came, the way 

that you followed, the way that carried you into your future, 

that brought you to this place, no matter that

it sometimes had to take your promise from you,

no matter that it always had to break your heart 

along the way: the sense of having walked

from far inside yourself out into the revelation,

to have risked yourself for something that seemed 

to stand both inside you and far beyond you,

and that called you back in the end

to the only road you could follow…

Excerpt from “Santiago”

From PILGRIM: Poems by David Whyte

©2012 David Whyte

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