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Friday, April 2, 2010

What If?

What if we wanted to be with people to know their heart and understand what makes them dance, howl, sing, cry, break, laugh, whistle, hum, pray, and purr?

What if we wanted to listen to their story?

What if we wanted to know what kind of music they liked?

What if we were curious about the books by their bed?

What if we wanted to know the things which left before and after timeline marks on their life?

What if we wanted to know them, instead of their job title?

What if we didn't want to sell them anything or use them?

What if they were a gift for that moment, that day, that time?

What if we enjoyed them and their perspective?

What if we appreciated the value they add to our lives?

What if we wanted to share a meal with them?

What if we needed their advice?

What if we wanted to be with them?

What if we missed them?

What if we told them, or asked?

What if they are waiting for someone to tell their story to?

What if it's me?

10 comments:

nAncY said...

good questions.

Glynn said...

If all those "what ifs" were true -- we wouldn't be so concerned about ourselves. Good post, Kathleen.

Maureen said...

I like that you bring all the questions down to the "I". Change. . . one person at a time. It's what each of us can do.

A Simple Country Girl said...

What if we wanted to know the things which left before and after timeline marks on their life? --love this query.

You have written the very things I want not only to know, but to share.

And isn't it amazing when we find another who overlaps our heart, our soul?

Blessings.

S. Etole said...

what if that's why we are here ...

Melissa said...

Thank you. *happy sigh*

And what if that were every day, every where, in every world.

togetherforgood said...

And what if we could keep ourselves open to the opinions and experiences of others without casting forth judgments based on our own?

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Kathleen said...

Wow, you guys had great comments, nothing more satisfying than others tracking. Glad you all see it as a high calling. Be the one.

Bree said...

What if? I call you friend. <3