This is one of my favorite poems read by my favorite reader of poems, Garrison Keillor.
This poem reminds me of what I need when I am in a hard place, which I am right now. I am processing, learning, growing and healing in a big way. I am in a major transition of spiritual awareness and growth, and it is wonderful and overwhelming and liberating. This is what this Mercury retrograde was about for me, and I am grateful. It ends tomorrow, and I am ready to move forward from here.
This poem reminds me that all I have to do is be me. I don’t have to fix anyone. I don’t have to feel bad. I don’t have to feel shame for what I feel or think or am, even if that is what I have learned. I can change that.
I just have to love what I love and be who I am. And it doesn’t matter what others think about that. I am me.