you learn

You learn, don’t you,
by living?
How quickly the light changes,
from full and warm
to slanted and cold
in the time it takes
to turn your head;
how your love, given,
turns to hate,
burns to ash
in the wrong hands,
but blooms into an endless
meadow of wildflowers,
bright and fragrant,
in the right hands;
how living is steps
and missteps,
backwards and forwards,
forever deepening,

You learn, don’t you,
by living

©stephanie pepper, 2020

4 thoughts on “you learn

  1. 💯


    Also, I picked up Jane Kenyon last night after some time away….and when I put it down again I thought- must tell Stephanie again how grateful I am for the introduction.

    Also – you met Wendell Berry!! And that is pretty cool.

    Sent from my iPhone


    1. It makes me so happy that you have found a friend in Kenyon. She’s just wonderful.

      Yes! I met Wendell Berry! He was everything you’d expect, in addition to being hilarious, which I didn’t expect!

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