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    Thank You I'm Sorry

            Recently, I came across a poem I had written to an ex-girlfriend after we broke up. I remember the poem taking me all of five minutes to write. But that wasn’t because I didn’t have much to say, or because I didn’t care. Exactly the opposite. It was very painful for me, and the words came gushing out of me along with the tears.
            When I’m able to write that quickly, I feel less like a writer and more like a conduit. Expression and emotion flow through me and out into the world effortlessly. I know the words are mine, but at the same time, they feel as though they’re not coming from me; they’re just passing through.
            Maybe that’s what being truly connected feels like. When I’m truly connected to my heart, I’m also truly connected to divine source. So I’m at once a unique individual and part of everything in creation. The words are mine, but they also belong to everyone, and to the source itself. Is that zen?
            One reason I’m sharing this is because I am completely creatively blocked right now, and I’m trying to harken back to a definitive moment when I had clarity. Like I did when I wrote this poem.

    ©2009 Clint Piatelli. All Rights Reserved.

    Reader Comments (2)


    Thay was really cool of you to share your poem. If we can all
    take and use what you shared in our own relationships and
    maybe say thank you and sorry alot more and place blame alot
    less we would be better off. Thanks again man.

    Diamond Dave

    January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Lee Roth

    You're welcome, Diamond Dave. And thank you for your marvelously insightful comment that positively drips with truth. Maybe I'll do an entire post about the value of those two phrases.


    January 23, 2009 | Registered CommenterClint Piatelli

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