Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Things to think

Think in ways you've never thought before
If the phone rings, think of it as carrying a message
Larger then anything you've ever heard,
Vaster then a hundred lines of Yeats.

Think that someone may bring a bear to your door,
Maybe wounded or deranged; or think that a moose
Has risen out of the lake, and he's carrying on his antlers
A child of your own, whom you've never seen.

When someone knocks on the door, think that he's about
To give you something large: tell you you're forgiven
Or that it's not necessary to work all the time, or that it's
Been decided that if you lie down, no one will die.

Robert Bly
Image by Mark Ryden

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