If you follow your bliss, you will always have your bliss, money or not. If you follow money, you may lose it, and you will have nothing ~ Joseph Campbell

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

the golden thread

"I want to hang this back up; can you untangle it"

She took the mobile
and sat in the rocking chair
fiddling with the long strands
of golden thread
trying to work out
the tiny knots
without breaking them.
She put it down

and later, picked it back up
and kept trying
and trying
sitting at the kitchen table
in her pajamas.
But the knots were little
and T.I.G.H.T.

and wrapped around each other.
She put it down

and later, picked it back up.
She decided to try starting with the silver
thread from which the mobile hung
tied in three knots around the wooden ring.
The thread thin and delicate and shimmery
and impossibly tangled
with the golden thread.
She put it down

and later picked it back up
continuing to weave the thread and fairies around each other
but succeding in only making it more impossible
to hang properly.
She put it down

and later, picked it back up
turning it over and over
watching where the thread was looped
moving the fairies
one over the other.
She put it down again

and later, picked it back up.
She took out her shears
and cut all the strings.

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