Monday, May 31, 2010

If Only for a Moment

Yes, it is hard when drops are falling.
Trembling with fear, and heavy hanging,
cleaving to the twig, and swelling, sliding
- Karin Boye

I am inspired to let go. If only for a moment.

Throughout the last week I’ve had a dilemma.
My husband says, you don’t need to rush the decision.
My friend says, you don’t need to rush the decision.
Inside me, there is rush, rush, rush. A sense of urgency.
Sometimes even buying a liter of milk, can shoot adrenalin through my body.
And this was so much more than buying a liter of milk.

then, when no fear holds back any longer,
down in glitter go the twig's drops plunging,
- Karin Boye

I am inspired to let go. Of the rushing. To let those drops fall, dance, enjoy.
If only for a moment.

Karin Boye - Yes, Of Course It Hurts, from For the Tree’s Sake (1935)
Translation by David McDuff

Photos © Grete S. Kempton


  1. Oh, it is a very good thing, Grete.


  2. Do it! (says one who has great difficulty with the concept)
    Word verification: midairi

  3. Say Yes to yourself, Grete! Let It dance, let It sing, let It Be. Yes. Yes. Yes.

    Love Anne-Kari

  4. It's amazing how long some moments last though ... and what a profound impact some have upon us. Sometimes we do have to leap into the unknown otherwise we are left in stasis ... and with the deep regret that it brings. xx Jos

  5. erin, ds, robert, Anne-Kari, Jos -

    A deep-felt thank you for kind words and support.
    This is what I have learned - When your mind says YES, and your heart says NO, listen to your heart. At least for a moment. Or more.

    xxoo Grete