31 Days of Kissing the Wounds :: Day 18 ~ The Darkness, the Sweetness

damagedshellpinepoint29may2015logo31daysWelcome to Day 18 of 31 Days of Kissing the Wounds, a month of posts about the beauty, longing, and soul inherent in our damaged selves; in the world’s brokenness; in the imperfection, incompleteness, and transience of all that we love; in our recognition of each other as the walking wounded; and in the jagged, messy, splintery, deformed, sullied, unhealed parts of me, you, the natural world, our communities, the culture. Each post will look at these ideas from its own vantage point, which may not obviously connect with the others.

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“I began to understand nature / as something seamed and deep into which one plunged, going dark.”

-- Anne Carson, from The Beauty of the Husband: A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos (2001)
Low Plains, NH, Nov. 2015
Low Plains, NH, Nov. 2015
blurry deer, my yard, Dec. 2013
blurry deer, my yard, Dec. 2013
Twin Villas, NH, Nov. 2015
Twin Villas, NH, Nov. 2015
Sugar River Trail, Newport NH, Jan 2016
Sugar River Trail, Newport NH, Jan 2016
The Fells, NH, May 2016
The Fells, NH, May 2016
Lyon Brook, NH, Nov 2015
Lyon Brook, NH, Nov 2015
Kezar Lake, NH, Sept. 2016
Kezar Lake, NH, Sept. 2016
from train near Savannah, GA, Dec. 2015
from train near Savannah, GA, Dec. 2015
garden, Dec. 2012
garden, Dec. 2012
Jekyll Island, GA, Dec. 2010
Jekyll Island, GA, Dec. 2010
Wonderwell Refuge, NH, Oct. 2013
Wonderwell Refuge, NH, Oct. 2013
Bicknell Brook, Enfield, NH, April 2016
Bicknell Brook, Enfield, NH, April 2016
Low Plains, NH, Aug. 2014
Low Plains, NH, Aug. 2014

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Oh, I need

The darkness

The sweetness

The sadness

The weakness

Oh, I need this

— Natalie Merchant, “My Skin”

Thanks for checking in. Be sure to see what the other 31 Dayers are writing about.

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2 Comments on “31 Days of Kissing the Wounds :: Day 18 ~ The Darkness, the Sweetness

  1. Pingback: 31 Days of Kissing the Wounds :: Introduction – A Moveable Garden

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