A Close Call with Normal

Most mornings
I rise with the sun
Or the sounds of my love,
Or the howls of our old cat.
Yesterday we visited
An opportunity for career expansion
Everything in place
Shiny and clean.
Last night I felt the pull of success
Marketing and advertising
Mortgage payments
Insurance billing
Cash flow.
I could be normal
Sell “Healing Packages”
Inflate my credentials
Sell my secret source of hope
Increase revenue streams
Actualize abundance.
A gentle breeze
Under the oak tree this morning
The dirt still fresh in the garden I turned yesterday
I remember.
Sipping coffee and tea
We sink again into each other
Gazing at the pond
Listening to the snores
Of our old cats.

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Cindy Black

Cindy Black is the Founder of Big Tree School of Natural Healing and the author of Meridian Massage, Pathways to Vitality. She is appreciated for her ability to make the complex accessible, fun, and practical.


  1. Kari Cakes on December 6, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Where’s the ‘like’ button!?!

    • Cindy Black on December 7, 2012 at 10:32 am

      Like button…hmmmmmm, I’ll look around for one!

  2. christina on November 29, 2012 at 6:25 am

    sitting by the fire with my Gracie, laughing and loving your post and my life. Your words are so touching :))))

    • Cindy Black on November 29, 2012 at 7:20 am

      Mornings with cats, fires, and good friends are so precious – thanks for sharing so many with me.

    • fishboy on December 3, 2012 at 11:25 am

      Exactly my sentiments – I wonder why? Methinks there is cosmic connection of finely spun silver that binds you, me, and the fair christina all together. Thank you for sharing a dimension of yourself that I was not aware existed. You never fail to astonish.

      • Cindy Black on December 3, 2012 at 9:49 pm

        Hi Fishboy,
        Yes, we are all connected and revealing ourselves more deeply every day!

  3. Rachel McClean on November 28, 2012 at 11:37 am


    • Cindy Black on November 28, 2012 at 11:51 am

      Thanks Rachel!
      I appreciate the good company of your uncommon spirit 🙂

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