Gape — a New Year’s Poem from the United States — Tennessee

Chritmas cactus

When your mouth is open,
you’re mostly repeating
what you already know,
and learning anything new
is nearly impossible.

When your ears are open,
you can hear something new.

When your ears and heart are open,
you can become someone
you weren’t when your mouth
was the only thing gaping.

This reflection from December seems a good word for January! It is a gift from Todd Jenkins who blogs at Tuesday’s Muse over here.

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