Wednesday, December 15, 2010

One Year

Today is the anniversary of my heart surgery.  A year of recovery, adjustment, and profound gratitude.  A day to post a poem, one of my favorites.

Just Delicate Needles

It’s so delicate, the light.
And there’s so little of it. The dark
is huge.
Just delicate needles, the light,
in an endless night.
And it has such a long way to go
through such desolate space.
So let’s be gentle with it.
Cherish it.
So it will come again in the morning.
We hope                                                  Rolf Jacobsen


  1. wow - this is beautiful. Caught me off guard and made me cry.

  2. One other thing - I'm so grateful not to have been sitting in a hospital waiting room, cell phone on, waiting to hear that both you and David are okay this December 16th. That's the true blessing of this season for me this year.

  3. And I am full of gratitude for you, my friend, and the doctors who made you well.