I had the luxury of spending time with several poets on Tuesday and Wednesday, and it did my soul some serious good. One, a local poet, exudes warmth and openness, encouraging others and establishing connection through arm touches. The other, my friend and colleague, is quiet and calm, with a wry sense of humor and an almost meditative like conversational style.
Having felt a little insular and high-strung lately, especially after the existential soul-searching brought one by illness in the sterile anonymity of a hotel room, I needed a little warmth and a little calmness. I need to reclaim my inner poet. I need to feel my soul expand. I need to invite others in, and, most of all, I need to feel AND radiate peace.