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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Breath


B
R
E
A
T
How precious and miraculous it is
Mysterious and welcomed
When something as basic
As walking across a room
Requires concentrated effort
Not just to lift and move
One foot in front of the other
A daily dance I’m all too familiar with
But to feel the comfort of a complete
R
E
A
T
Holy
A sacred act to
Wholly expand lungs
Replenishing the body
With fresh oxygen
I rest on my bed
Watching chest rise
And softly relax
Magically lifting again
Mesmerized by this
Blessing
R
E
A
T
H

I am currently in the hospital, having been admitted late last night. I was having difficulty breathing yesterday, when I wrote the poem above. My lungs look healthy and so far my heart is ok, but more tests today. It is all kind of mysterious, but medical things with me never seem to be straight forward. Good news...the hospital has wireless:-)

I'm pretty exhausted, so not likely to be commenting much on blogs, but know that I am thinking of  you my friends around the globe and that I greatly appreciate all of the prayers and kind words you offer so freely. The world is not perfect, but from my viewpoint I see that mostly people are good and live from compassionate hearts. It is an honor to share the same air you breathe!

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38 comments:

  1. Beautiful. I am constantly learning from you Laura, and the grace in which you live.

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  2. breathing grace and peace to you across the miles, dear Laura.

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  3. Laura,
    I am sorry to hear that you are so unwell. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  4. i hope you get the best care and rest possible!

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  5. This is beautiful Laura and yes breathe. It seems to be a special words with us. You are in my prayers. Love you!

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  6. Sorry to learn you are back in hospital Laura.My thoughts are with you. So true what you say about breathing, something we take for granted forgetting that how we breath can have a profound effect on how we live.

    May your breaths be long and slow, nourishing each cell of your body and soothing your mind and spirit.

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  7. Laura, what a beautiful poem. I am forever amazed by you, that despite being in the hospital, you still manage to share with the rest of us your peace and acceptance. Praying for healing . . .

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  8. Hi, Laura. I hope you'll get well soon. Your poem is lovely. I'm glad there's wireless there at the hospital. At least you can keep us updated about your condition. :-)

    God bless, Laura.

    With much love from the Philippines;
    Irene

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  9. Hi Laura! You are beautiful, and I love your poem!

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  10. Breathing blessings to you...

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  11. Laura, you bless us with your writing. I'm amazed you find the energy to do so, in spite of being in the hospital. Truly, it's my honor to breathe the air you breathe.

    I pray you are infused with healing grace.

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  12. It is my honor to share the same air with you. My goodness what meaningful words that shake my heart.

    My heart, thoughts, and prayer of healing light are with you.

    I wish you healing, so much, I pray for it daily.

    ((hugs))

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  13. Such a beautiful words, Laura and such a beautiful image!
    My best wishes are with you all the time.
    Much love:)
    Joo

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  14. May God grant the doctors wisdom and your healing...

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  15. The most simple and pure thing we can do for ourselves. Lovely write my friend and may you feel improved very soon! ~ Rose

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  16. your verse is lovely...i hope that all goes well in the hospital...a scary thing being unable to breath i have been there and dont envy you...prayers your way...

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  17. oh i hope you get well soon laura - i much like how the breathing flows into the stanzas, this works like a bridge and gives your words wonderful flow and depth

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  18. Another very insightful and brave piece, full of life and hope. You are inspiring to read. Thanks so much for posting this, and best wishes that all the medical mysteries are speedily solved.

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  19. may you receive life-giving breath today so your body is rich in oxygen

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  20. beautiful poem Laura. breath easy sweet sister...healing thoughts.. & hope you're home soon.

    :-) xx

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  21. Each time you share a medical episode, I am more grateful for the simpe things you teach, and poetically at that.

    Breathe. Just breathe.

    Sending gentle breath on the next wind your way.

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  22. I hope you're getting all the rest and love possible there. I'm sending you lots of light and love Laura. take good care.

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  23. Good luck I hope everything works out. This is so true most of us take for granted something so simple.

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  24. To think of your condition and what you're going through and then to see such a calm and spiritual piece amazes me, Laura. In addition to the linking breaths, the language knocks me out.

    I hope you're recovered very soon. I've been in your position a few times and I'm not ashamed to admit I didn't handle it with such grace as you.

    Thanks for sharing this with us. -- JH

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  25. Liked your use of the word "breathe" as a unifying vertical element in this poem. The way you breathe is a spiritual practice in Eastern traditions, as you doubtless know. I hope you will find relief from your current difficulty. Look forward to reading much more from you.
    Charles Elliott

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  26. Laura, lovely poem. I hope your stay at the hospital is brief and I hope you feel better soon :)

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  27. May you breathe easier today ~

    May you be safe ~

    May you feel peaceful and at ease ~

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  28. I am praying for you and hope you are feeling better today.

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  29. Keep on breathing friend, the sweet rhythm of life...

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  30. Praying that you have a quick recovery! Breathe, is my word for this year. :) Funny how I need a reminder.

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  31. Grace and inspiration are the words for you, kiddo, as you continue to be grateful for the miracles, even as you struggle for your breath. Rest, and breathe gently...and may the doctors return you home soon, feeling stronger.

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  32. I breathe a breath for you and send its life to you...xo teri

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  33. oh laura, dear sister, pausing to pray life and hope into you, friend... xo

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  34. This is a beautiful expression of your feelings.

    Regards and I wish you all the best Laura

    P.S. Could you give me your e-mail, please? I want to send you something.

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