Open Wider


Magpie #20

Life's accumulation of all the "maybe somedays" rise up like stone walls of crumbling sins.
They build a barrier between our sense of feeling, and what penetrates and we allow in.
Then complacency seeps in and settles to stagnate underneath,
forming empty places deep where the human eye can never see.
Like birth, we open wider to try to brush the surface and kill the deeper ache we hide.
But only God can break the stone to touch the soul, and fill the cavities inside.

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Recently I had a long visit with the dentist.  It was the completion of many trips to repair years of neglect.
When the hygienist said to me open wider, at that moment it dawned on me how we have such tunnel vision in life.  We spend all our time busy with mundane daily tasks, and neglect the things that matter most.  It was like God was saying to me,  "open wider, there are many more things to be repaired here". 
:-) I am still working on that.  :-)

Comments

  1. Lovely Magpie ~ full of truth!

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  2. Great inter-relation between an small incident in life and a bigger picture of life.

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  3. But only God can break the stone to touch the soul, and fill the cavities inside.... wow what a profound truth! love it!!
    You are amazing Carrie.

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  4. I am working on that too, Carrie. But isn't it a relief to know that all we have to do is "open wider" and He does all of the repairing? Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

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  5. Thank you Helen,Nithin,Ruth and Marie for stopping by and taking time to read it. I love all your comments. Yes, Marie you are right it is a relief to know God does all the repairing. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. :-)

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  6. Beautiful metaphor, and your words are so poignantly true. Too often in life we lose sight of what it is truly important, and it takes magical awakenings like yours to put everything back into perspective.

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  7. carrie, i loved your magpie! it's true, there is so much more depth than what we see...your words spun that beautifully!
    glad to see you are getting the dental work done that you've needed, and look, WE got blessed because of it!

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  8. I have to admit, I found t impossible to fully analyze your words when I read for the first time. But then, I kept on searching for meanings until I found them.
    all I can say is how I find it amazing that you wrote such deep meanings within a very small number of words. Only superb writers can do that.

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  9. what an awesome post! i really needed this. praise God for you! thank you! i usually dread going to the dentist and i never thought of it like God speaking to me. thank you. you really have a way with words.

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  10. It is amazing that a toothbrush inspired this profound magpie.

    Open wider...such fleeting moment, yet you gave it such deep meaning.

    Thank you Carrie. Looking forward to your next post.

    Isn't writing such a life saver?

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  11. Hey Carrie - this is so true. It took me eight years to realise how entombed and fettered I had become - letting go is a scary thing to do which requires a supreme act of almost blind faith (whatever that faith or belief maybe).

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  12. Quite perceptive, it makes you wonder,
    love the line
    "kill the deeper ache we hide"

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  13. "wow" is all I can say! I love your writing and the easiness with which I can read it. Light-hearted words with such a deep meaning: my favourite type of poetry!

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  14. maybe it's the ignoring of the ordinary day that builds walls of plack
    that lead to seperation
    and then disease
    Interesting Magpie idea
    beautiful

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  15. oh how true...yet we go on accumulating plaque...thank goodness He brushes often. smiles. nice magpie.

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  16. Hi, Carrie, I'm glad you visited my blog so I could find you here. Your take on the Magpie prompt is wonderful. I like your epiphany in the dentist's office. We've got to keep on our toes, because we never know when God will drop a nugget on us.

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  17. Brilliant..open wider..let the healing in!!

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  18. Carrie,
    Wow, there was so much truth here.
    "like stone walls of crumbling sins"
    I thought that was amazing!!
    Thank you for this lovely magpie. :)

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  19. Thank you everyone for stopping by and taking the time to read my Magpie. I so enjoy your comments, and reading your posts as well.
    Hope everyone has a wonderful week. :-)

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  20. I love the notion of God saying "open wider". Wonderful, Carrie.

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  21. what an astounding connection! very cool.

    you write so well, i always enjoy reading.

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  22. Thank you Willow and Everyday Goddess, hope you both have an awesome Monday. :-)

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  23. Just like visiting the dentist, it is worth the pain to repent. Great analogy!

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  24. Thank you ~T~ for reading it. I really enjoyed yours, and your blog "composing and composting" I just love it. :-)

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  25. great magpie-we are all "working on that!"

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  26. Yes Kathew you are right about that. Thank you for stopping by. :-)

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  27. This is absolutely wonderful, and the most unique perspective on this week's prompt. We should all "open wider". Very well done!

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  28. Thank you Linda...stopped by your blog...love it!

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