88. The other side of the mirror. 23 May 15.

The crux of this has come to me as I’ve been beached in the armchair, feet up with Emmylou Harris soothing the soul. She does a remarkable job as this just walked through the door of my consciousness that she left open. Must invite her round more often.

I was having a head scratch trying to find a title that felt comfortable. And then it started to feel like a self penned answer to the piece I posted this morning, “The man in the mirror.” Then the title all too obviously wrote itself.

 

88. The other side of the mirror. 23 May 15.

It’s taken a lifetime,
To call myself a friend,
It’s taken a lifetime,
To like the body I’m living in,
And the man that lives within,
It’s taken a lifetime,
But I think sometime soon,
If I can live somewhat longer,
I might be in serious danger,
Of becoming one of my favourite men.

© Jim Laing 2015.

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About Jim Laing

The Buddha said there were four kinds of people. Those who run from dark to dark, those who run from light to dark, those who run from dark to light and those who run from light to light. From a life going from dark to dark to having a few years running from dark to light, with scuffed hands and knees from sometimes falling, I may be getting the hang of it now. How it began is not now how it is, I need a quiet space, After the noise of the day, So I take sanctuary in the creativity, And my soul feeds, On sometimes dark, Sometimes light fantasy, And I dare like many to work, But stay up off my knees, To dream, perchance to suffer, But always still to dream. Here are things mostly lyrical and poetic, with nonsense sometimes, reviews and personal musings. The coffees hot and always black. The words not necessarily so.
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