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POEM TO HELP YOU PUT ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER AND KEEP GOING WHEN YOU DON'T EVEN WANT TO

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget the perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in

Part of a poem/song by Lawrence Cohen's THE ANTHEM

This is a poem given to me by someone at a time when I was as low as I could be. I had no desire to get up in the morning, I did not want to put one foot in front of the other, in fact it was a huge effort and I did not want to even walk to the next room. BUT, I would force myself to walk into my home office, to the desk where I had this poem and read it. Sometimes I read it every hour to keep going and I would focus on the last sentence and see the crack of light in the darkness.

Sometimes I had to read it every 5 minutes. But ever so slowly I would be the crack. I would focus on the crack, the sliver of light I imagined. I focused. I would walk to the kitchen and wash a dish. I would wash my clothes. I would go to the store. And little by little the crack got larger and the light got more and brighter.

So, wherever you are in your life, I hope with all my might that this helps you with your pain and suffering, your hopes and possibilities.

Ubuntu (I am who I am because of who we are together),

Wendy.

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