Posts for Tag : Injury and the Alexander Technique

Be Calmed

There is no wind in my sails

I am becalmed

I’ve dropped anchor 

To take stock and recover from past voyages

Resting, I dangle a damaged toe into the deep 

I’m tired of blowing at sails

Nothing happens anyway

Huffing and puffing with all my might is not going to move this boat

She’s grounded

So for now, mend 

Check the rigging

Take stock

Cleanse everything

Get this little coracle ship shape and seaworthy

When the wind comes, what will it be?

A summery breeze, a bracing westerly, a gale?

How can I know, it’s not up to me

I am not the wind…

So I listen for first whispers

And wafts of scents that ride on early gusts

Enjoying quiet solitude in the place I am beached

The wind will come again

One day it will be here, inviting me to pull up anchor, untie the ropes and let go again to harness the powerful energy of its fearsome billowing magic 

Where does the wind come from and where does it go?

Kirsten Harris

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