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Imagined Spaces

For my children yet unborn, I have dreamed a place for you with my soul.

I have formed a strong foundation out of my very being and furnished it with the essence of all I believe to be good and true. And so I wish for you:
 
 

Rock

                that you may know your starting point and be able to find your place of rest when you need it.
 
 

Wood

                that you may be able to hold the sweet and the acrid in equal measure: thereby being able to taste the learning and the blessing of each for yourself.
 
 

Water

                that you may be excited by all the possibilities within yourself and the world about you. And that you may find the courage to follow where they lead so that in time, you come to know the revelation of having lived your dreams.
 
 

Wind

                that you may never fear solitude – or yourself – when it matters. That you may learn to move through this world like tall grass: feeling it, knowing it and loving it in a way that sustains and enriches you beyond measure.
 
 
and
 

Music

                that you may have a worthy companion to your journeys; and know the joy of sharing your experiences with those who will recognise the sentiment and celebrate all the person you are!
 
 
And o my children, though we are yet to meet, I keep this space for you.
I can only give of what I am and pray that I have strength enough to let you be all that you could be.
 
 
 
Dedication: For all the children I have loved and raised; and those I may yet birth and raise.
And in answer to the motherhood question that haunts me from time to time.
 

 
 
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AUTHOR: I am might war. I have a love of music, the written word, travel, Anime, polar bears, people and “sticking and colouring”.

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