Journey Stone #70

 


Journey Stone #70  Respect

Certain level of admiration
that surpasses surface charm.
Often includes a bit of fear,
as with acknowledgement
of facing a wild creature with
formidable skill at survival.

Drawn toward, yet feeling
that other surpasses one’s
own limitations. Often holds
the qualities that create
a role model. Someone
to be looked up to.

Something we would all like
to receive, yet wonder if we
have earned. May be demanded,
but not always given.

Elizabeth Crawford 4/11/11

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6 Responses to Journey Stone #70

  1. Hummmmm….is it a riddle? Often it is not given, unless we earn it. Perhaps that is where we get confused….for we think we have….

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    • 1sojournal says:

      Sorry Annell, for some reason this one was a bit difficult this morning. Have no idea why. Just kept throwing ideas, but not together. I think you are right, it could be a puzzle,

      Elizabeth

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  2. Marianne says:

    I always think old people (read me) deserve respect simply because they’ve lived a long time; weathered the storm, so to speak. Being old makes one a survivor. Thoughtful poem … certainly got me thinking!

    My poem is here:
    http://herwordsbloomed.blogspot.com/2011/04/napowrimo-11-wordle-poem.html

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    • 1sojournal says:

      Marianne, I agree with you about earned and survivor status. I just find that it might be only we elders who conceive of it in that fashion.

      Elizabeth

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  3. Food for thought in this one, Elizabeth. You, actually, are role model for me – your writing has such depth and intelligence, and there is so much wisdom in your words. I love what you are writing based on the soul cards – magnificent work.

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  4. 1sojournal says:

    Lol Sherry, I might have been having one of those moments you wrote about so well,

    Elizabeth

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