bird on branch
by Snoron.com

Fear and love seldom
stand, shoulder to shoulder;
Its rare to laugh and
lie in the same breath.

But strength and weakness,
failure and success,
faith and desolation –
they are different ends
of a single stick.

To pick one up
is to receive both poles –
stark contrasts contribute
to a knowledge of the whole.

What is life but growing
wide and deep, so
open from weeping
that opposites, ambiguity,
and a thousand shade
of gray can co-exist
without despair?

Danna Faulds from Go In and In

As we learn to accept it all without despair. ❤️

21 comments on “* Paradox

  1. Thanks for this Val. ❤ Accepting all that is without despair is a continual learning process for me…

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  2. So beautiful. Thank you for sharing this. ❤

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  3. Val, I would love you to republish this gorgeous poem as a comment to my post today over on Learning from Dogs.

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  4. Thank you for sharing such beauty, Val! It speaks to things that are in my heart right now. Have a wonderful day! ❤

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  5. I really needed that poem today!

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  6. A beautiful poem Val. ❤
    Diana xo

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  7. Great one. I have printed this out! 🙂

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  8. Love this piece.

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  9. Such beautiful words Val. Thankyou for sharing. 🙂 Happy Friday.

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  10. Its rare to laugh and
    lie in the same breath.
    .
    .
    Wow. Hard to ever hold opposite emotions at the same time. Emotions are so fleeting and ephemeral, why give them much power or importance, no?

    What a wonderful poem!

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