Sunday, March 14, 2010

Pearls in Fire Canyon

Oh, my dear.... it is time to dive.

You can think of it any way you'd like: pretend it's like snorkeling, like jumping from that rock ledge into the waterfall... anything you can use to make it easier will make it easier in the long run....

The truth of the matter is that you're being required to grow into a bigger version of yourself, the self you always knew you could be:

more compassionate
rich in patience

But here's the thing, Lovely Woman: it requires you dive into Fire Canyon to retrieve the pearls of wisdom and knowledge.

Oh, my sweet Girl it's going to burn, it's going to hurt and there are going to be days where you are convinced that your only option is to give up as though it were your profession


you won't. 

You will walk through those moments with as much grace as you will allow as your guide and a sense of adventure for your future and your path

for you see,

as much as it will burn and cause you to grit your teeth over the pain, it will bring joys bigger and wider than any you have ever experienced.

The cruelty you suffer at the hands of others
The slings and arrows of fortune, outrageous or otherwise
The moments of pouring sweat on a determine brow
These are the moments that will give you a heart big enough to forgive your detractors, a soul wide enough to weather any storm and a constitution strong enough to climb anything you've set your goals upon....

So descend the crystal spires and reach down beyond all the pain and frustration
and you'll find in your hand

two pearls:

and you'll find in your heart there will be a third:
wild, sweet courage.

Pearls in Fire Canyon Necklace in the Metal Shop tomorrow morning, inspired by the deepest, most crystalline druzy I've ever seen and all of my most amazing friends in the midst of big big big

I promise it's worth it.


Heather Fawn said...

In Ohio drooling over that BEAUTIFUL necklace!!!! That stone is so pretty!!!! I always love your words....

Kim said...

Just beautiful...the words and the necklace!

dailycoyote said...

DAYUM! Love it, love it's size, and love your words, as always!!! xo S.

liz r. said...

Wowee zowee! That is some stone!

Your description is so heartfelt . . . I am sure this piece will find the exact right person to bring it home and draw strength from it.

mme. bookling said...

such words.
such beautiful words.


MrsLittleJeans said...

Nice one Allison, and yes, i do need to grow into myself, the destined self that you described! Have a great Monday!


Marcy said...

love love love love love.

RosyRevolver said...

The most perfect post. This was cold water on my flushed face.

Thank you.
Loving you from here,

emmy d said...

How do you somehow always seem to know?? These are the words I've been needing to find today, giving strength and determination. So close to feeling like my heart might burst or shatter.

Thank you.

UmberDove said...

When you write, you really write, and all that tenacity and character really do come forth. There is so much power in these words, so much fierce encouragement and iron-willed hope.

I'm blessed just to read it.

mme. bookling said...

Per my post yesterday, Miss Emmy D referred me back to these amazing words on a comment she left. They struck me so much that I printed them out and will probably read them here at work daily. Allison, the gift of poetry knows no's like scripture in its universal message.

Thank you for building a safety net underneath me yesterday, friend...I fell. But you caught me with your words.

mme. bookling said...

i love you.

Julie said...

Per mme. Bookling, I perused over to your words and found myself tearing up. This year has been difficult, transitions, heartbreaks, challenges, painful, heart rending soul molding. Your words are so poignant and encouraging. I'm so glad I found myself here! (Beautiful necklace too!)