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The Threshold

A dream, a hope, a belief I hold close…

I’m standing on the threshold of this life, and what comes next,
That liminal space between what was, and what is to come,
The doorway, the veil, the light, or the darkness,
Even a precipice holds no fear.
Just one more step
Shall I fall, or float, or soar?
Or find new unseen ground beneath my feet?
It matters not
Death is no more the end of life than it is the beginning
The end of one tired journey, time to start anew.

And if this belief fails me
For no-one can know for sure
If death is truly The End of this “i am”
I will have lost all, and nothing
As “i am” will not be there to say “i was”, and grieve

But to me this makes no sense
So without shame I hold this hope
The essence of “i am” will continue on

Sunrise will follow sunset
(If indeed there is still a Sun)
A new realm beyond comprehension
That earthly words, and dreams, even imaginings, cannot grasp

What will I perceive in this new paradigm?
And how?
Will I see, hear, touch? Will I think and feel?
Or will my senses and mind be so transformed
That perceiving and being are completely new?

I wonder now how I will wonder then.

And far more crucial than What,
Who will I find?
How will we interact, and connect, and love?
If relationships exist at all.
Perhaps a myriad of “i ams” will be “we are”
Each unique, yet all as one.

But this threshold is a far horizon
Much yet to see, love, be and do
Or maybe not
I may be surprised
And next moment wake somewhere new.

ian-dingo

Ian James
05/03/2017

 

 

 

Comments on: "The Threshold" (5)

  1. I love your heart, Ian.

  2. Rob Perkins said:

    Very thoughtful insights into the unknown future Ian. They convey many of my deep feeling too.

  3. Excellent: you have a wonderful gift wth words, Ian!

  4. We had three wonderful days at Inverloch!

    Thanks for your suggestions Ian: we’re making a list!

    Shalom!/Salaam!/Pax!/eirene

    Rowland Croucher

    http://jmm.org.au rowlandcroucher.org.au

    On Sun, Mar 5, 2017 at 11:04 AM, On Living Authentically wrote:

    > Ian James posted: “A dream, a hope, a belief I hold close… I’m standing on > the threshold of this life, and what comes next, That liminal space between > what was, and what is to come, The doorway, the veil, the light, or the > darkness, Even a precipice holds no fear. Just one” >

  5. Sondy/Rob, thanks for your encouraging comments… it’s such an important topic that gets nowhere near enough attention given how crucial it is to the later years of our lives.

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