the whole array

This life isn’t about
slicing off the parts
I don’t like to be
left with those I do.
I choose the whole
array – night and day,
ease and its opposite,
the squeaking wheel
and the grease gun.

Push any piece of
life away, and a key
that could have
opened a door is
lost, tossed out with
the trash, I pray for
the courage to receive
the full catastrophe,
however it appears
to me, without
needing to push back.

~ Danna Faulds


It takes courage to live all of life fully, instead of pushing the tough parts away.

Let us be open to the difficult times and discover a key for the future.


18 comments on “The Whole Array

  1. I am so down today and trying to push away the tough part of some news…I just don’t seem strong enough today or this moment. Maybe tomorrow. This is a very true piece of poetry. Thank you

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  2. The messy parts aren’t always fun, but I’ve found that’s where the greatest growth occurs. ❤


  3. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature

    I love all of it, even when I hate it. 🙂

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  4. I Embrace all that comes my way and all life embraces me! Beautiful words Val 🌈🍃

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  5. I long ago learned not to wish away the ‘bad’ or difficult parts. They are often what led me to strength and joy.

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  6. Those difficult times make us grow.

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  7. “Embrace all with joy . . . anything can be a gift of gold in disguise.”


  8. Jane Sturgeon

    We find sparks of joy in the tough parts that lead us to embrace life again. Cycles of embrace and release…lovely poem Val. I also love the picture at the top with the dog looking out over the water. ❤


  9. I love this message, I totally agree, you can’t really appreciate the light if you don’t have the dark!


  10. And wonderful and blessed reminder, thank you Val.


  11. Sometimes we try to push the tough things away…just to find out it’s not possible. Thank you, Val

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