Monday, October 17, 2011

Keeping Things Whole: How Do you Open to New Possibilities?

Suburbia (M.A. Reilly, 2011)
Yesterday in a quick Twitter exchange with Pam Moran (@pammoran) she commented on the importance of administrators developing voice. I thought about what that might mean as well as what might inhibit one from developing a voice.  At this same time I was reading and stumbled upon "Keeping Things Whole," that American poet, Mark Strand (1980) wrote.

Keeping Things Whole

In a field
I am the absence
of field.
This is
always the case.
Wherever I am
I am what is missing.

When I walk I part the air
and always
the air moves in 
to fill the spaces
where my body's been.

We all have reasons
for moving.
I move
to keep things whole.
Here's a visual interpretation of the poem:

So I am curious as to how you open yourself to (k)new possibilities?  What does opening yourself to possibility mean given the work you perform, the life you compose, the art you become?

I move/
to keep things whole.

How about you?

Work Cited:
Strand, M. (1980). Selected poems. New York: Atheneum.


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