The heart is a many-splendored mansion.
Many, many doors – a thousand at least, maybe more.
the sewing room: when you have to stitch back your sensibilities
the pride room: when you surpass your wildest expectations and abilities
the shock room: where you can absorb the News…you know – the
EARTH SHATTERING NEWS
LIFE CHANGING NEWS
the impulse room: where you stand when you spontaneously give
a piece of yourself
a few of your dollars
a bit of your time
the slippery room: where you lounge with another when your
legs are spread
head thrown back
eyes rolled back
reveling in pure sensation
the bravery room: when your choices are not popular but your intent is pure
The heart is an intricate, many-splendored mansion.
Mine underwent some recent renovations…
I had to add an oubliette
for those times when I met
with the threat of an emotional
…the kind that destroys humble little cottages and mansions
those times were
into the little trap door.
The mansion is safe,
as I sit in the room
where I don’t worry anymore.