Forest Mandala & all text ©Irene O’Garden 2013

Starting next week, I will be making my annual three-week writing retreat. I am not sure what shape, if any, my blog will take during these inward turning days, for I never know quite what I will be called upon to make. (This Forest Mandala comes from last year’s retreat.)  Meantime, here’s a reminder from my Muse to Yours. Make yourself  a wonderful New Year.

 

TO MAKERS

 

If it matters to you

 

It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t make money.

It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t make sense.

It doesn’t matter if  it doesn’t make headlines.

It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t make friends.

It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t make things easier.

It doesn’t matter if you don’t know what it is.

It doesn’t matter if you don’t know where it’s going.

But it does matter.

 

It doesn’t matter if it seems obvious.

It doesn’t matter if it seems silly.

It doesn’t matter how it seems.

You do not matter how you seem.

You matter how you are.

 

It doesn’t matter if it comes easily.

It doesn’t matter if you struggle with it.

 

It matters if you don’t make it.

It matters if you don’t make it matter.

It matters if it bothers you.

It matters if it makes you laugh.

It matters if it makes sense.

It matters if it bleeds.

It matters if it makes you cry.

It matters.

 

You matter.

You make it matter.

You make it.

You make.

You.

 

 

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