Friday, July 21, 2006

In the Stars

The first star breaks through.

A beautiful voice so sweetly releases me from my mixed-up, moving mind. A deep chord raises from me. I leave behind the broken thoughts that tied me to this steadfast ground. The echo of the night sky is my cool, my safety. I am clear. I am a thread of being once again.

Where would I be if there were only sun and no stars?

On the stars, I dream the dreams of my soft heart. With the stars, I give my faith and find my hope. By the stars, I know who I am held softly in the night. I am lightness. I am invisible and brilliant. I am kind.

I am released from the need, the need I can’t seem to shake when the sun won’t show the road to peace. I am freed of noises, nuisance, and ideas in my mind that rattle until I’m confused. I can give the things that people need and kiss away the things that hurt.

In the stars, I can sing. In the stars, I can dance on the deepest sea of the of black and with sparkling white. In the stars, I can write my name.

Heaven knows I am alive.

—me strauss Letting me be


Roberta said...

Stars have such a brilliant intensity of light without any glare. That's what I like about stars. Caught up in the quilting of a night sky rather than protruding in such a way as to stab one in the eye with glaring spears of light.

mojo shivers said...

Stars for me are like constant companions since I seem to do my best writing at night as well as some of my best reminiscing about friends, lost and discovered.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Ms Roberta,
The quilting of a night sky that's such a lovely image. They do seem to stay flatly lace within the pattern theren, almost as if you could lie up them.

dsnake1 said...

thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful piece of writing. that's what keeps me coming back here. wish i could write like that instead of my angry/gloomy stuff.

you know, i have a crazy thought that out there among the stars there is another dsnake1 ranting away ..:)

Nice work, Liz!

ME Strauss said...

Thank you, Patrick
Stars make such wonderful company for me in the night. They calm my mind so that I can write and think.

Your writing shows that the stars inspire you.

ME Strauss said...

Oh my Dsnake,
I am so grateful. I find your writing so beautiful. I don't see it as a rant. You are a deep thinker.

Marti said...

Thank you for this...more than you can imagine. I was so stressed, pulling my hair out, staring at my page feeling horrible about not visiting anyone on my blogroll, and I saw Letting Me Be Me, and I KNEW I would find something to ease my mind.

You have saved my soul, darlin'. Thank you.

ME Strauss said...

You have made the day for so many people. I'm grateful I could return the favor. You are the best to me.