The Joyous Body: Part Three of “The Dangerous Old Woman”
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“It is the nature of the saplings to quake in the winds; hesitant, learning to hold their own places. But, the older trees, with their years of testing and being tested, they are the ones who, whether in the long stern winds or misty gales, sway the most. Less a bouquet of tentative trembling first-time buds, now much more the leaf-perfumed hips of a hundred wide women dancing—these old ones, regardless of form, sway, by heart, to the music that thunders through them.”
—Clarissa Pinkola Estés, PhD
Who is the protector of this Precious Being who is my body?
Who is the one charged with guarding and protecting the Life Spark in this Radiant Being’s eyes?
Who promised to watch over to the best of her ability?
Who promised to overcome the inertia taught by a large part of the over-culture…
that once you are struggling, you must remain so, and only so.
Who is the heroine of this mysterious, often perilous and sometimes triumphant mythical life of mine?
It is me…
and …any stalwart soul
who joins me in love,
who blesses down hard
for the strength and longevity
the very prosperity
of my body, of our bodies….
whomsoever and in whatever shape
or condition, those dear ‘blessing people’
–or I– may be.