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Ready For Day

GC Myers-  Lure of the Lake  2022

Lure of the Lake– At West End Gallery

Say to them,
say to the down-keepers,
the sun-slappers,
the self-soilers,
the harmony-hushers,
“Even if you are not ready for day
it cannot always be night.”
You will be right.
For that is the hard home-run.

Live not for battles won.
Live not for the-end-of-the-song.
Live in the along.

Gwendolyn Brooks, Speech to the Young

“Even if you are not ready for day
it cannot always be night.”

Love that line from Gwendolyn Brooks.

Are we ever fully ready for the day?

Maybe we often carry the night with us as we head into the day?

Bits of dreams and nightmares, the fear and worry, the doubt and negativity– those things that lurk in the blackened corners of the nightmind are sometimes hard to shake each day.

The trick comes in shutting out the inner din and disharmony of the night and recognizing that you are standing in the light of day.

You are awake and the day is filled with the reward that comes in simply being.

Take a moment and look around. Take it all in.

Live in the along, as Ms. Brooks advises. It cannot always be night

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