I believe I will feel

“I used to know a sculptor… He always said that if you looked hard enough, you could see where each person carried his soul in his body. It sounds crazy, but when you saw his sculptures, it made sense. I think the same is true with those we love… Our bodies carry our memories of them, in our muscles, in our skin, in our bones. My children are right here.” She pointed to the inside curve of her elbow. “Where I held them when they were babies. Even if there comes a time when I don’t know who they are anymore. I believe I will feel them here.” ~ Erica Bauermeister


13 thoughts on “I believe I will feel

  1. This is so beautiful… I think my babies, both children and grandchildren are still on my left hip… the picture is utterly ravishing. I could look at it forever…

  2. Mimi is spot on (as usual). This is such an achingly beautiful passage, Bill! I continue to marvel at your posts–they strike an emotional chord so frequently. This particular post immediately drew to mind the Michelangelo quote: “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”

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