Thursday, July 13, 2006

Home coming?

how long
does it take
to belong?



Blogger Daisy-Winifred said...

To our selves...a life time :0) to geographical place...till our eyes smile from out heart. Till the journey is done I kind of feel that belonging comes down to that moment to moment things again

14 July, 2006 10:11  
Blogger Brenda said...

This is beautiful, like a koan.

Especially, I like the rhyme, which seems to contain, resonate with what home means as a feeling of belonging. And then just a few posts down you have that critter carrying its home everywhere. Safety.

And home is such a mantra for me these days that I find your poem especially significant. Do you mind if I write it in my little book and use it as a meditation aid?

Belonging is, surely, key.

14 July, 2006 13:27  
Blogger Stray said...

D-W, true, and too often I concern myself with timespan in these areas - scared to belong 'here' because 'here' is temporary. In the moment, there is no question or doubt that I belong in This Place.

Brenda, thank you for your supportive words! Mind? I'm really lifted that you would like to. :)

I hadn't realised the connection with the snail ... but it's powerful now you've pointed it out. It reminded me of a childhood holiday in switzerland, where the locals called the hiking tourists l'escargot.

I struggled to post this, it felt too small. And yet all the time too big as well.


14 July, 2006 15:28  

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