For Anyone Who’s Asking

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FRUIT STAND

            In Barcelona, Spain

 

How much are you worth?

That’s really the question

we always ask.

 

A new pair of shoes for

your bunion feet? A vacation

in a watery paradise?

The shiny earrings dazzling

against a softly blushed cheek?

 

Sure, there are the ones we’re

told to find.  Like work that

gives us joy or love that makes us glow.

But sometimes the easiest place

to start is in the smallest way:

 

Stand in front of the fruit stand

on the street closest to your home.

See how quickly a pearl drops

right into your hand.

 

–Jennifer L. Sandberg

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One response to “For Anyone Who’s Asking

  1. Thanks for the reminder… you know lately I’ve been opening up to my supportive role in the movie of life… It is not a permanent one or my only one, but my main one for now. It’s what I need to be doing, and although our culture leads us to believe that it is outdated and self deprecating, it is not… but I think each of us has to come to that on our own. At least I did.

    This piece speaks to that revelation to me… It’s so affirming to read it! Thanks as always.
    xoxo

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