Sometimes (excerpt), by David Whyte

SOMETIMES

…you come to a place whose only task
is to trouble you
with tiny but frightening requests
conceived out of nowhere
but in this place
beginning to lead everywhere.
Requests to stop what
you are doing right now,
and
to stop what you
are becoming
while you do it,
questions
that can make
or unmake
a life,
questions
that have patiently
waited for you,
questions
that have no right
to go away.

-David Whyte

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