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an unlived life

Place: Kym Rolle’s Palace 

Poison: Chardonnay and Cigar (only joking) 

Favourite Things: Oprah Magazine 

After a big day in the office, I have retired to kym’s house for a glass of wine and some idol action! 

ahhh, anyways my Oprah subscription arrived in perfect timing yesterday to inspire this tired creative soul. 

This poem stopped me in my tracks. 

I will not die an unlived life 

I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. 

I choose to inhabit my days, 

to allow my living to open me, 

to make me less afraid, more accessible 

to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, 

a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance, 

to live so that which came to me as a seed goes to the next as a blossom, 

and that which came to me as a blossom, goes on as fruit. (Dawna Markova) 

I love to live my life with a bigger perspective. I want to live with the understanding that ‘we were all destined to nourish and grow that which is given.’ I long to be someone who leaves an imprint where I have tramped, to care for and bring life to all parts of my world. 

I long to live without fear, nourishing the souls of all that come accross my path, not just some. 

I want to be more accessible as a person, so that I can live beyond myself. 

Despite the pain, to be discontent unless I am growing! 



9 thoughts on “an unlived life

  1. that’s going on my wall! i love it!
    ps… can you email me that other one you showed me that you pulled out of a magazine.. loved that one too. xx

  2. Hey,

    I’ll photocopy them both for you.

    By the way you’re looking so hot right now!


  3. yeah i am! 😉

  4. uh huh…

  5. oh yeeeaaahhhh…. :p

  6. Each day is a gift to be lived. This quote reminds me that I can’t afford to waste a minute of my day. To live-that is the great adventure.

    Living has to be done in the everyday. Today I’ve been to the gym, done some washing, plan to do grocery shopping, attend a Parent Support Group at school, take my boy to soccer and while he’s there go for a long walk by the river with the dog.

    Then, come home and have dinner with the family. Maybe do some reading/writing after dinner or watch CSI.

    What will be my adventure today? How will i live the gift of this day when there is so much ‘everyday’ crowding my time?

    I guess I’m just going to make sure that in the midst of this that I take time to dream, plan and do something-maybe just walking by the river will bring some inspiration for my writing today. Maybe I’ll get to talk to someone at soccer and be inspired-who knows?

    Just looking for the inspiration-the moments of adventure will add some spice to my day.

    Reading this blog has already inspired me to write! Let the adventure begin! Elaine

  7. I love you elaine.

    Believin your day is amazing!


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