Monday, October 08, 2007

the practice, Yael Flusberg

at the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. -plato

and always remember
that love is

not a feeling
fleeting and random
like running thoughts

not a gift that
visits the lucky
the blessed
the deserving

but a practice
renewed each time you
show up
rehearsing what you want
to become

it will
deepen with time
you will
hold the space

stay at its center no matter
how clear or snowy the reception

our mothers were right when they
told us to keep at it

like anything else
if you practice love regularly
you cannot not
get better at it

that is the secret:
practice love like fluid breaths
practice love like open arms
practice love like child’s play
just practice.

written by Yael Flusberg

photography by permission

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