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Annie Edelman

20. What She Wished For

Her wings were weary from the search,
but her heart was glad to discover
that what she wished for could be found
right there in her own nest.

19. There's no disgrace in going back.

“There’s no disgrace in going back”, she told me.
“Often we journey and return to discover
what we truly need is right there at home.”
There’s no place like it, I thought.

18. Empowering them for their journey

She knew that letting them go would empower them
to take responsibility for the journey
that their choices would lead them.
But she couldn’t help but wonder where that might be.

17. ...her view of the world tickled me.

She had a way of seeing all the everyday things with fresh delight.
Her view of the world tickled me.
It was contagious and I wanted to be
set adrift with her forever.

16. .... it doesn't matter what you believe

Her wide eyes were full of life and passion,
and they held his attention for a moment,
so she told him,
“It doesn’t matter what you believe,
just that you believe.”

15. .. take your breath away.

She bend down and whispered,
“You know you are living in the present moment
when the little things take your breath away,”
and she squeezed my hand.

14. ... he created her fairy tale kingdom

She was a princess and he had created her fairy tale kingdom. She cried for a long long time after she learned that this is just not the way it is in the really truly grown up world. But then she remembered that the jewels may have been plastic but the love was authentic.

13. Perfection just wasn't so important

On the day she was finally rescued from her tower,
the princess was disappointed to notice that
her knight in shining amour
was showing signs of tarnish.
She considered replacing
him but she had waited oh so long,
she thought about scrubbing and polishing him,
but maybe perfection just wasn’t so important after all.

12. And it was love ......

She saw him clearly, without denial,
and she accepted him completely just as he was.
And it was love.

11. ... change itself is constant and reliable

It seemed that you just couldn’t rely on anything.
Everything was always changing.
Her childhood had seemingly evaporated
and her memories were fragile shadows
changing with the morning light.
Then it occurred to her,
"Change itself is very constant and reliable."

10. ....chance to start anew.

Once upon a time the sun rose over the earth
and spilled a bright new day into the sky.
That was the moment she realized this was
her chance to start anew.

9. "How come life washes up ....

“How come life washes up all kinds
of lovely surprises for some people.”
he asked her.
“Oh they are the people who are present enough to notice.”
she answered.

8. Once I ached to be...

“Once I ached to be OK in your eyes”,
she confessed, “Now it’s OK I’m not.”

7. If I don't catch you ...

"If I don't catch you when you fall,"
she whispered into the wind,
"It's because I believe you can fly."

5. The more you focus on a matter

“The more you focus on a matter,
the more it matters to you.”
And he took my hand and led me
toward the things that did matter.

4. It's what i see that matters

“What I am looking at is not important,
it’s what I see that matters”, she thought.
It was then she realized
that she saw all kinds of things
that most people missed.

3. ..and she was the richest little girl

He held her tiny hand close to his heart,
and he told her,
“All the riches of universe are worthless,
love is our only treasure.”
And she was richest little girl in the land.

2. "What is left of my dream....

“What is left of my dream could fit in a matchbox,”
she didn’t mean to complain to him
but the words had escaped
from a crack in her broken heart.
“Sounds like a cozy little future after all,”
he said with a wink and a grin.

1. "Shh", she hushed

“Shhh”, she hushed, “Listen”.
That’s when I heard it. The answer.
It came right from my very own heart.

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