The Year of a Mindful Career: Love After Love

Love After Love

by Derek Walcott

 

The time will come

when, with elation

you will greet yourself arriving

at your own door, in your own mirror

and each will smile at the other’s welcome, and say, sit here. Eat.

You will love again the stranger who was your self.

Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart

to itself, to the stranger who has loved you all your life, whom you ignored

for another, who knows you by heart.

Take down the love letters from the bookshelf, the photographs, the desperate notes,

peel your own image from the mirror.

Sit. Feast on your life.

Personal Challenge: Greet, sit and be with yourself an hour every day this week. What do you experience? Journal about it.

Learn more about the Year of a Mindful Career.

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