Without further ado ...
What is this faithful process of spirit and seed
that touches empty ground and makes it rich again?
Its greater workings I cannot claim to understand.
I only know that in its care, what has seemed dead is dead no longer;
what has seemed lost, is no longer lost;
that which some have claimed impossible, is made clearly possible,
and what ground is fallow is only resting -
resting and waiting for the beloved seed to arrive on the wind with all Godspeed.
And it will.
~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes
After doing some research on this amazing woman, these other heart-leaping quotes came to my attention:
"We are all los inmigrantes, the Soul is The First Immigrant: The Soul cannot be held back by any imaginary boundary drawn against it; not by mountain ranges, not by rivers, nor by human scorn. The Soul, goes everywhere, like an old woman in her right mind, going anywhere she wishes, saying whatever she wants, bending to mend whatever is within her reach. Wherever she goes, the Soul brings new life." from 'The Dangerous Old Woman'
"As artist-in-residence in schools, I find that whereas children used to dream bear, wolf, tiger as both friends and foes, and often… now, so so many children are dreaming Machine; gigantic stomping splints and walking piers of glittering mutant metal.... " from essay "Wild Wolf/ Wild Soul" in Comeback Wolves
"Do not lose heart, we were made for these times..." from Letter To A Young Activist During Troubled Times
"The craft of questions, the craft of stories, the craft of the hands - all these are the making of something, and that something is soul. Anytime we feed soul, it guarantees increase." from Women Who Run With the Wolves
"Just because a woman is silent does not mean she agrees…" from The Dangerous Old Woman
"If logic were everything, all men would ride sidesaddle…" from Women Who Run With The Wolves
Annnnnnd ... my ABsolute favorite:
''If you have never been called a defiant, incorrigible, impossible woman… have faith… there is yet time." from Women Who Run with the Wolves
(Hmmm... methinks I shall be reading "Women Who Run With the Wolves"..!)