Each life

Each life
a delicate strand of energy
connected by birth
to those who attach
themselves by
love and tenderness
and sometimes by
rejection and scorn.

As the strand
grows and reaches out
into the world, it forms
its own connections
and sometimes cuts off
the original attachment.

Swinging free for
a moment in time,
we find our own anchor.

Through grace and growth, we spread out,
we cross our strand with that of others.
We interweave our energy
and as we move
and breathe and dance
we create a web of intricacy
and strength upon which
the dew drops of joy and grief
shimmer for a moment in time.

Together, connected
we are strong and versatile,
one strand holding the other.
While sunlight and shadow
moves across the web
we reflect and absorb
light and dark, joy and sorrow,
laughter and tears.

One delicate strand of energy
bound to others
becomes an indivisible
shield of power and light.

~Joss Burnel / She Who Walks in Beauty

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