What is it that I am waiting for? Why do I think I am not good enough or strong enough or smart enough or beautiful enough or kind enough? Why is the ripeness, the fullness of my existence so difficult to accept?

Why do I think someone is more ~ or less ~ then my self? Why do I not see the wholeness in the world around me?

Why is union so elusive?

There is a beauty and joy as the trees in the northeastern US give up their leaves every fall. The world ripens. My prayer is that I may accept and be grateful for the ripeness that is me ~ that is you. However momentary that may be.

Here is a video produced by A Network for Grateful Living (ANG*L) of Poet Jane Hirshfield performing at the Poetry of Gratefulness event at the Herbst Theatre, San Francisco, CA, February 3, 2008. I recommend a visit to:…a non-profit organization dedicated to the practice of gratitude. You may want to check out some of the other very worthwhile videos while you’re there!

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7 thoughts on “ripeness”

  1. Ann, This is a late response, but I do hope your editing went well. There’s nothing quite like tedious, mindless work for opening our minds to deep (or even not-so-deep) questions. Anything come up for you?

  2. @nothingprofound: Echoing “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometime, you just might find, you get what you need.” If we could only acknowledge what we already have, we’d be soooo happy!

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