• kara emmy'

take a chance...

i had this experience at the end of summer last year a reminder to me and just maybe to you to take the chance listen to your inner voice 

"i wish for you a day of unexpected miracles"

another muggy summer evening 

i don’t want to go out 

i’ve been reclusive lately  

i know i need to get out

 be among people

telling myself this hasn’t worked

“go to the umbrella market” i hear him whisper

“you haven’t been once this year”

“its too crowded, no parking, i really don’t want to go”

i whine

“you have got to get out 

be with the living 

you never know, you just might find the perfect tomato”

i hear him chuckle…

my brother always was a bit pushy

“ok i’ll go, but if i don’t get a really good parking

i'm coming back home” i huff

“good, I’ll start working on that parking space”

i could feel his smile

so, reluctantly i go….

i pull my cherry pie red Subaru into the perfect spot 

that just happened to open up

 “i really don’t want to be here, too many people” 

a heavy sigh passes from my lips

 i laugh at myself

i get out of my car and walk over to the vegetable vender  hmm the tomatoes do look good 

i smile at the young woman,

 we chat a bit about the lovely breeze that has suddenly come up, giving us relief from the heat

i wander around the aisles of wares 

Patty Cakes is doing a brisk business 

more wonderful produce 

someone selling his books, we chat a minute  

“ok, i whisper, time to go” 

i hear my name 

 it’s a friend who sells jewelry here

he goes to estate sales and picks unusual pieces

I stop to say hello

  i turn into the sun

 even with my dark glasses i am blinded  

i move carefully towards his tables 

jewelry everywhere


before we go further let me be clear

 i am not interested in jewelry

 i have my adornments that i have worn for years 

things belonging to my mother and grandmothers 

 the ring i made many years ago

 i have no need for more

i walk over to my friend, he is with a customer, so i wait

 i put my bag down and rest my hand on the table

and then….

“this feels different”

the thought comes quickly

my hand lands on something

 something almost... vibrating, not quite, but almost 

 i take off my glasses 

can’t see anything close up with them on 

 a beautiful turquoise and coral ring

i pick it up and it slips perfectly onto my finger 

as if i were made for it  

as soon as the ring is on, a scene plays out in my mind

a family is moving out of state 

their dog 

the dog of their heart 

gets confused with all the activity and runs off

 after looking and calling they have no choice but to leave  

many months later, in their new home

 this dog has found them  

that is how this ring felt 

it has found me again

i had studied with a native healer some years ago

 i spent nearly eight years learning from him 

 favorite years they were 

we still speak frequently

i sent him a picture of the ring 

explaining how it came to me 

he called me immediately and sent a picture of his ring 

very like mine, just a bit bigger  

we are still connected and i am grateful 

 no matter where i am 

i am home

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