life lessons and purpose

not that anyone ‘d know

am aglow inside

with delight

Not very long ago at all, I woke from a late afternoon nap and – suddenly I could feel my heart loving again. It had got hijacked, kidnapped and held for ransom, in some dark places, no window, concrete floor in a basement… for far too long. I hope the kidnapper knows. I am still his, – in my own way.

And he mine.

“Everyone has a talent. What is rare, is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.”(Erica Jong)


I chose the title for this mini-haibun from a recurrent thought: One tiny flaw the English language has, as much as I love it – it can’t express, or not very well, that things don’t ‘happen for a reason’ – they happen for a purpose. Once you have found it.

~ by Barbara S on August 8, 2022.

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