The Light Is Returning (A Song For New Beginnings) …

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
Through the unknown, unremembered gate
When the last of earth left to discover
Is that which was the beginning
— T. S. Eliot from The Four Quartets


A Song for New Beginnings

Let go of what’s done
Of what’s gone
Of what is finally over

Though the traces linger
To remind you
Of what you’ve lost

These are not ghosts
But leaves turned brown
And boats over the horizon

They may yet return
As dogwoods in spring
As white sails coming to harbor

Let go of the water
Rushing through your hands
The things you can’t hold

Let go of time
That tells you to hold on
That says to wait

Instead of telling you
To seize this moment
That won’t come again

And then release it
So you can seize
The next with open arms

How could you know
How precious it was
Until you let it go

The light is returning
As it always has
As it always will

Telling you everything ends
And yet there is no end
To chances to start again

And so go ahead
And follow the bluebird
That once led you astray

And yet now seems ready
For you to dream
A different dream

Ready for you
To make the leap
You couldn’t make last year

How can you know
How much you have grown
Until you jump
Carol Flake Chapman from Facebook


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