I saw this photo on Facebook today. And that made me think of ee cummings’ poem, “I Carry Your Heart With Me.” It really is powerful when you believe in your dreams and weed out negativity. I have been working on this. And I have also been praying about it.
[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]
BY E. E. CUMMINGS
i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)
Carry love in your heart; you will have a lighter load.
Anyway, I wanted to share it with you. And feel free to comment about what your hopes, wishes, and dreams are. Hope. Wish. Dream. Be. © – memomuse
Maybe by just writing them down, you can start the magic. “If you build it they will come.” – Field of Dreams
By the way, I have been to Field of Dreams in Iowa. I traveled cross-country with some friends after college, and we stopped there.
And I’d like to share my favorite Walt Whitman quote, “Be curious, not judgmental.” Walt was a fine man, who followed his heart, which is at the center of the Attachment Parenting philosophy — following your instincts to love and nurture your child.
Really, it’s an ancient thing. Dr. Sears did not invent it, he just coined the term.
That’s my two cents on that!
Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. I will be posting a special post about Memorial Day. My father was a Marine, who fought and survived one of the worst battles in Marine Corps history: Inchon. He was a member of the Frozen Chosen. I miss the heck out of my marine. He passed away in 2003. I am proud to be his daughter. When I watched the documentary, Chosin, about this horrific war, it broke my heart to know my father went through this. It was so cold — their eyeballs froze. It’s in the documentary.
Temperatures dipped to frigid levels and a veteran recalled a “mind-numbing” cold so intense that the troops’ eyeballs would freeze until they put their hands up to warm them. “It was 30-below zero,” Wiedhahn said. “You lived in 30-below temperature, all the time.” – Quoted from Military Connection article.
Another interesting article about frostbite and skin cancer — the Korean War and frostbite. My father had 70% frostbite in his legs. He fought really hard to get disability for this too. I remember how all the paperwork stressed him out. He was a right brained person like me. And yes, he had skin cancer.
Needless to say, I cried while I watched it. He never talked about the war. I wrote this essay about my dad and how he found peace in gardening. He had a poet’s heart. He taught me to marvel at nature and to be curious, not judgmental. He taught me honor and respect. In the video below — the first line one of the Frozen Chosen men says, “Freedom is not free.” The website is http://www.frozenchosin.com/.
In the documentary, Chosin
This is what my dad wrote in my journal.
What’s in your heart today? I carry my father in my heart. I carry courage and hope. What do you carry in your heart?