“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
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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…
This touches my heart in a way I can’t explain – and yet, I know others will feel exactly the same way..
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Bill’s posts have been touching my heart for a long time now (and this is my second re-blog of his this week) – this one though, will echo for a long time..
Thanks so much Mimi. Have a great weekend. Bill
ibid Mimi, again
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.”
Thanks for sharing this, Dr.Bill. I look forward to your posts. They always speak to me in some way. This one is truly a keeper.
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Dr. Bill Wooten shares the most amazing quotes and this one by Erica Bauermeister deserves a reblog. You can check out more of her quotes at http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/702360.Erica_Bauermeister. Thanks Dr. Bill ! 🙂
How true and very moving.
How beautiful. You’ve invited me to look more closely at the people I engage with to see what lovely stories their bodies can tell me. Thanks, mimi!
I don’t think I will ever forget that statement. And look for a person’s soul. What an awesome sculpture to illustrate.
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