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photo by lisa deMartini
I

will

not die

an unlived life

I will not live in fear

of falling or catching fire.

I choose to inhabit my days,

to allow my living to open me,

to make me less afraid, more accessible,

to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch,

a promise.

I choose

to risk my significance;

to live so that which came to me

as seed goes to the next as

blossom,

and that which came to me as

blossom

goes on as fruit.

(from, Dawna Markova's book "Open Mind")

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