We do not believe in ourselves until

We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.

E. E. Cummings

The winter heres cold and bitter its

The winter here’s cold and bitter, it’s chilled us to the bone. We haven’t seen the sun for weeks, too long too far from home. I feel just like I’m sinking, and I claw for solid ground. I’m pulled down by the undertow, I never thought I could feel so low. Oh darkness I feel like letting go. If all of the strength and all of the courage. Come and lift me from this place. I know I could love you much better than this.

Sarah McLachlan