Inner Strength

I don’t know what I’m

supposed to think–

like I have an entourage

of protectors around

me at all times–

I’m me.  Alone.  Handling

life by my “wits” as it were.

If I get advice, I still have

to decide to use it or not.

It’s kind of a smug feeling

with me right now as I

think about it.

But I know there are other

times of fear & uncertainty

that I need to navigate

through, and protectors

or not, I have to make it

through to the other side

of all that discomfort, on

my own.  With my own

strength and not dodging

any feelings that are coming

up & through me as a natural

process of growth.

Thank goodness I can

rely on myself–even when I’m

way over my head in the

deepest do-do you can

imagine, I usually pull

through “unscathed” and

relatively still in one piece.


Close up of iris flower (Gypsy Lord) with rain drops. Schriners Iris Garden. Oregon

Photography © Dennis Frates Photography

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