Dragons and princesses

September 5

What a shock! Wow! Those mean and ugly thoughts are in me. Unbidden they creep or leap in, seemingly out of nowhere. I can deny that they are there and lose touch with reality or I can act on the words of Ranier Maria Rilke, who wrote, “Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything terrible is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that needs our love.” Even those ugly things that are within me are crying for help. So maybe, just once, I can look a those darker parts to see what they are pointing out and embrace them with love and courage to bring about beauty in the world

About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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