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What would you risk everything to defend?

Original words and photos exploring the idea of transformation. Can we choose to let go and allow change to unfold rather than holding on to and defending what is?

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  • Risking Everything Words and Photos Copyright © 2008 Claire M. Perkins. All Rights Reserved. www.DeepWaterLeafSociety.com
  • What would you risk everything to defend, he asks?
  • An odd question to ponder in this land of the antevasin
  • In this sacred hollow
  • where dreamers walk between the worlds
  • Where mortars turn to thunder and shrapnel turns to rain
  • Where pond skaters dance in perfect concentricity
  • Balanced on the tension between sunlight and water’s deep
  • Where abundant lilies hang heavy with seed
  • Their suckling roots digging deep into muddy mysteries at water‘s edge
  • Where tadpoles lazily dream their tadpole dreams
  • Never imagining the wonder of the legs to come
  • Where bees rise, pollen laden, to carry their treasure
  • Across the green sea of meadow to foreign shores
  • Where blossoms morph into berries, which will fatten Bear for winter
  • Where leaves, just now, are trying on their richest gowns, anticipating their date with Autumn
  • When they will dance, giddily and freely, into the unknown
  • The Gatekeeper here, in this land of border dwellers, is an ancient Tree Spirit who, willingly,
  • Becomes the bulwark for that which will, one day soon,
  • Swallow Her Whole
  • Even now, Her piney juices flow freely into foreign veins
  • Ivy, Fern, Berry Vine
  • Their probing tendrils reach beneath Her ancient bark
  • To harvest Her deepest secrets and make them their own
  • She is LIFE swallowed by LIFE
  • LIFE becoming LIFE
  • Feeling no fear in Her becomingness
  • Savoring the cool protective verdancy of Her cocoon
  • Not knowing, or caring, if wings are in the offing
  • It’s not the risk of everything that bothers me
  • It is the word DEFEND That feels so foreign here
  • From what is anything to be defended or protected,
  • When nothing is ever lost but only transformed?
  • I’d rather ask, What am I willing to ALLOW at the cost of everything?
  • What am I willing to risk
  • to dream at the edge of becoming?
  • An antevasin, a border dweller
  • Defending nothing Savoring everything
  • With heart and hands open and ready to release
  • As I continually wake from one marvelous dream into the next
  • Risking Everything Words and Photos Copyright © 2008 Claire M. Perkins. All Rights Reserved. www.DeepWaterLeafSociety.com Music In the City of Angels by Olive Musique www.premiumbeat.com