Breathing With the Winds of Life

this was too "coincidental" not to share - via inward/outward in my email this morning...)

We must ride our lives like natural beasts, like tempests, like the bounce of a ball or the slightest ambiguous hovering of ash, the drift of scent: let us stick to those currents that can carry us, membering them with our souls. Our world personifies us, we know ourselves by it.... I sense this, we must be steady enough in ourselves, to be open and to let the winds of life blow through us, to be our breath, our inspiration; to breathe with them, mobile and soft in the limberness of our bodies, in our agility, our ability, as it were, to dance, and yet to stand upright, to be intact, to be persons.

Mary Caroline Richards

Source: Centering in Pottery, Poetry and the Person

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