David Whyte: SANTIAGO (excerpt)

SANTIAGO (excerpt)

‘The road seen, then not seen, the hillside
hiding then revealing the way you should take,
the road dropping away from you as if leaving you
to walk on thin air, then catching you, holding you up,
when you thought you would fall,
and the way forward always in the end
the way that you followed, the way that carried you
into your future, that brought you to this place,
no matter that it sometimes took your promise from you,
no matter that it had to break your heart along the way’

David Whyte from “Pilgrim” ©2012 Many Rivers Press

Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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