Poem

I went off in search
of me and myself
by doing and thinking
and creating and loving
and hoping and dreaming and being.

And I found there is
activity in not doing, and
thought in not thinking, and
creation in not creating, and
love in not loving, and
hope in not hoping, and
dreams in not dreaming and
I AM by not being.

Once I stopped searching,
I discovered everything.

Annis Karpenko
March 2008

Image: Dawn – Girl with Butterfly, acrylic and butterfly on canvas 24″ x 30″

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