i am sky (laurie helgoe)

Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

It’s cluttered.  It’s cramped.  It’s noisy.  Buzzing, chattering, piles fill this world.

I was raised in this place.  I had a hard time following the rules.  I got tired of buzzing.

One day, when I was carrying my daily load of clutter, I heard a voice from beyond.  Now with piles so high, I’d never heard the beyond.  But Beyond called, “I am sky.  I am wide.” I said, “Shh, you can’t say wide.  You’ll get arrested.”  Sky replied, “I have plenty of room,” and her gusting winds took me up and away.

I landed in a meadow.  I heard, for the first time – nothing.  I danced and did somersaults, lay down in a bed of grass, felt the breeze.

And for the first time, I heard my heart, and I knew who I was.



Laurie Helgoe, Introvert Power


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