sit. feast on your life

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"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.”

- Love After Love, by Derek Walcott

This month, I turned 30.

Comments

Maja H said…
Happy birthday Lin! Have a wonderful celebration :)
Pret a Porter P said…
happy birthday
Kali said…
Happy birthday! Do you feel like loving again the stranger that was your self then?
Anonymous said…
Happy Birthday! - I Ying
Ammu said…
Happy birthday! Hope you have a wonderful year (and decade) ahead of you. A xx
petrichore said…
Happy birthday!
Human Racing said…
happy, happy birthday!
Shutterbug K said…
Happy birthday Lin! July babies have all the fun. :)
Joy said…
Wished you happy birthday already, but again never hurts. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Happy birthday, Lin! 30 years young.

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