all of life's ingredients

i want to open to all the ingredients that
will make this life the richest.

i want to greet the path that had extra hills
with gratitude for the strength it
built into me.

i want to feel the pain of good-bye so i can
more fully feel the joy of hello.

i want to welcome the sugar and the lime
of the cookie to my table so i can
awaken my senses more completely.

i want to welcome the fullness of you
to my table and the fullness
of me to trust it all.

[from All I did was listen by Rachel Awes]