A book that changed my life years ago
is “Illusions” by Richard Bach. It still
has an honoured place on the special shelf
near my bed.
I will not tire you with the exact events now
but time and time again a quote from this book
will come to mind. So it was a few days ago.
The quote is: ‘You are led
through your lifetime
by the inner learning creature,
the playful spiritual being
that is your real self.’
I lead you, I am your inner GPS,
yes, it is a steep hill ahead
and yes, there is a narrow ledge too.
You will be frightened at times.
Unexpectedly you reach a plateau
and in front of you is spread
beauty overwhelming and immense.
Valleys, river, woodlands and fields
in hues only music can convey.
you will want to run and sing.
To dance, to sit and dream
Clamour around will try to own you,
to confuse who is really you and true.
Fearing your inner playful soul,
wanting you to cling with them
to customs, safety and rules,
with no singing brooks
no smiles and laughs.
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Photos by Miriam Ivarson