Unaccustomed To Courage


“We, unaccustomed to courage
exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness
until love leaves its high holy temple
and comes into our sight
to liberate us into life.

Love arrives
and in its train come ecstasies
old memories of pleasure
ancient histories of pain.
Yet if we are bold,
love strikes away the chains of fear
from our souls.

We are weaned from our timidity
In the flush of love’s light
we dare be brave
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free.”

Maya Angelou


  1. Dear Readers: We who participate in this blog system protect our lives and loved ones by being anonymous.
    I commented above. Unaccountably, five minutes later I received an email from Ms. Fado to my personal email address.

    1. How did she receive my personal information?

    2. Why is her “apology” not appearing here, as part of the very important conversation in which bloggers and their readers participate, courtesy of WordPress?

    As you can see, I am angry.

    Erin – your blog appears to “bear witness” for those of us who were severely abused.

    You do that best by being scrupulous in your own interactions with us. TS

    • Dear TS

      My sincere apologies that my reply went to your personal email. I do not know how this occurred. I have taken this up with WordPress. All I did was reply to your comment that came to my comments box. I don’t blame you for being upset. Please do not be concerned your details are still anonymous but for some reason my reply went to your email address via WordPress. This is not something I had anything to do with. Again apologies for any upset caused.

      Kind regards

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