Eyes Squeezed Tight

hoarfrost maple

Eyes squeezed tight to shut out cold

can’t see a winter world lit gold,

will not perceive the gift of ember,

can’t truly LIVE throughout December.

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Our instinct when in pain is to flinch and shut it out – what are we missing of the lesson intended?

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8 comments on “Eyes Squeezed Tight

  1. Gallivanta says:

    I am not good friends with pain, but I know if I can relax and breathe it out (which I suppose is a kind of embracing of pain) it has less of a grip. It’s hard though.

  2. Genie says:

    It’s so true – winter has its magnificent beauty when one is not loathing the cold. And in fact; when outdoors and moving – warmth heats the body and the snow is glistening with rainbow coloured hues of light.
    Gorgeous poem.

  3. Debbie says:

    Thank you for another beautiful shot and reminder to keep my eyes open, so I can see Him! God bless you!

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