It’s 4pm on an October afternoon and I am out jogging past the Cooper River Park near my home…
The trees are nearing their most magnificent performance of the year!! I am struck with a message in my heart. Out poured the following itty bitty piece.
Advice From an Autumn Maple
you prepare to graciously release
that which the world deems your beauty
without fanfare or ceremony
your spindly skeleton
a new spring
Anita Brown is a content mother of two teenagers and wife of 20 years, both of which she is grateful for every day. She began writing poetry in the fall of 2012 after a mini-breakdown cracked open her heart and allowed this newly found gift to shine through. Many months later, she is realizing the truth in the saying that ‘breakdown equals spiritual awakening’ as she is pleasantly shocked at how much more peace she has in her spirit and how that is reflected in her life. Anita loves yoga, dancing, traveling, cooking, walking her golden Sierra, and quiet evenings at home. She especially enjoys teaching meditation to under-served communities and listening to others as they express the same joy at the transformation occurring from such simple but regular practice.
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