Like Air & The Sea

14 Feb

what if I were to told you that you are loved

extravagantly

violently

passionately

in a mad sort of way that makes no mental sense

but holds you together, stitching broken emotions, a tangible presence that fills your being with visions of the ocean

wide, deep, never unending

unfathomable

 

what if I told you the entire reason you exist

is to jump into these waters

to find yourself embraced by this warm liquid

 

what if I said to you that your biggest failures

your deepest regret and guilt

your moments you want to erase

the things done to you

the physical feeling of your heart ripping in half

those words that were said you’ve spent years trying to forget

those dark seconds when you wished you were never born

 

those are simply tiny shards of rock

tumbled by this oceans waves

becoming grains of sand

disappearing into the grandeur of this sea

 

what if I were to tell you

you are surrounded by the essence of grace

a sweet smelling mountain air

oxygen, after years of being locked up in

a dark, musty basement

gasping for a breath, longing for escape from a stale reality

 

what if I were to tell you, instead of searching endlessly for love

you could revel in the truth that you are loved already

what if I told you, all the forgiveness, purpose, pleasure, beauty, passion, life you look for

is as close as the in and out of your chest

 

this is the air

you can’t escape it, you can only choose to hold your breath

or to breathe

 

this is the ocean

you can’t contain it, you can only choose to stay on the dry sand

or to jump

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2 Responses to “Like Air & The Sea”

  1. Kim Fusch February 14, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

    Ooooh, I love this! Sometimes I get so wound up inside (wow. I just realized that wound as in twisted up and wound as in harmed is the same spelling. Huh.) from niggling little doubts, fears, etc., that someone reminding me to breathe and BE love makes me halt and seems to pull the lynch pin out to let the bad stuff go. I sigh in relief. Thanks Brooke.

  2. javapopDavid Stembridge February 16, 2012 at 12:42 pm #

    Thanks Brooke, beautiful reminder, beautiful Creator, beautiful creation!

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