“Love After Love” by Derek Walcott
The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other’s welcome, and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self. Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart to itself, to the stranger who has loved you all your life, whom you ignored for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf, the photographs, the desperate notes, peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.” ― Derek Walcott
I’ve always loved this poem. During this week when chocolate and champagne are flying off the shelves, I’m getting curious about how I show up in the world. And I’m wondering how I can be kinder and more loving to myself. Wanna join me?
Want more: Read 7 Reasons to Choose Love Over Fear. Let me know how your week goes. I’d love to hear from you.
HOW CAN I SUPPORT YOU? HERE ARE THREE OPPORTUNITIES:
- April 14-16 & Oct. 13-15 ~ Awakening Your Wild Soul: Women’s Self-Renewal Retreat at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, my favorite retreat center (this deeply replenishing, meditative retreat always sells out). Retreat packages including tuition + room/board start at just $650. Learn more.
- **Last Chance to Download!** Still, Dark & Quiet: A Deep Rest Winter Retreat (virtual). A delicious winter retreat to download through Feb. 28th and enjoy 24/7 from your home. Enjoy Yoga Nidra deep relaxation, poetry, song & stillness: the ideal personal retreat; only $49. Learn more/register.
- Wild Souls Nature Adventures (based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western NC): authentic movement classes, community song circles, full moon hikes, meditation workshops, women’s circles & more. New offerings listed each week; have me design a custom experience for your team/friends. Join us 2/26 for Wild Souls Authentic Movement Learn more.