Surprise Package

October 25th, 2010

The world still has the ability to take my breath away, especially when I think I’ve become immune to hope or expectation or enlightenment. Not just by throwing out sights like this one, but also in revealing gaspy insights long after I thought I’d learned all there is to know about myself. Like lessons in letting go. At the same time the sun was disappearing in a last golden gush over the marsh, a giant pink moon was rising like a hot-air balloon above the tree line on the other side of the road. The world gives and it takes, sometimes in the same instant or the same event or the same love. I’ve just never been quite able to trust that if I open my hand and release what I’m holding so tightly, the world will have other gifts to offer as fine. Not replacements, but replenishments.

4 Responses to “Surprise Package”

  1. claire says:

    chills on my spine. really powerful post!

  2. Laurie Skiba says:

    I love the idea of “not replacements, but replenishments.” Nikki, that is exactly it.

    Thank you.

  3. Erin says:

    Thank you so much for these words. You have no idea how inspiring you’ve been to me in my current times of loss and change. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  4. Ditto Laurie. The whole idea of opening our hands not to receive but to be replenished is beautiful.

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