“I pulled down the zipper of the thorn-laden coat of armor that shielded my soul.
I took into myself a YES,
whose hush syllabant sound swelled like a soft sea breeze,
sending it to the smarting sores of yesterday’s rejections.


“I took in Love and I was soothed in the safety of its steady, unquestioned flow.


“I took in Today–as it was happening in its perfection–
and the yesterdays fell away with the tomorrows,
like small rocks tumbling in the excitement of 
an avalanche of their elders…”


“Who we become is a process of taking in what we are given,
 And sending forth a reflection of how it has been received…”
~Arleen Lorrance from Born of Love