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In response to: "Ritual Series: Origin" by Jim Ridlon

October 18, 2012
By clairexaudrey PLATINUM, Bethel, Connecticut
clairexaudrey PLATINUM, Bethel, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
-Elizabeth Kubler Ross

Is the origin of life a seed
bursting forth embryonic petals —

Or is it the lungs
that encase a ripe, red heart
echoing the soft, steel drum whispers
of breath?

The author's comments:
While viewing Jim Ridlon's art show in my college's gallery, I wrote this poem about a particular piece called "Ritual Series: Origin"

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