One Day

Vincent, sitting, thinking, serious expression

And with that, he was, at last, alone again. No other footsteps, determined or halting, stirred the dust of the passage. He scooped smooth brown stones into a cairn of possibilities, prepared to hurl each pebble into the unsatisfied depths, and yet ... his hand hovered over the heap.

Disorienting, his sense of her. She hoped and despaired, was restless, then calm. Beyond all other knoweldge, he knew she waited.

Waited for him to risk. To trust. To fulfill his promise. One day, we will ...

 

The Journey

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice–
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
"Mend my life!"
each voice cried.
But you didn't stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do–
determined to save
the only life you could save.

~ Mary Oliver ~

Dream Work

read by Bryan Kroeger (Tim Rooch)

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Julia Passamonti-Colamartino         2/12/2012 6:08:41 AM
GREAT job reading Bryan/Tim. :) This whole concept is just brilliant, telling the story though poetry. I am so amazed at what a talented group we are. Thank you all!

Enchanted         2/7/2012 11:34:58 PM
That was beautiful Tim....thank you

Jeff D.         2/7/2012 8:27:45 PM
Wonderful reading, Tim!

luna         2/7/2012 7:12:19 AM
tim - i looove u ^^ and your voice. *already melting away* *ggg* wonderful.

Vicky         2/6/2012 8:46:01 PM
Aaaahhh... so, so beautiful! The story, the reading... wonderful, Bryan, thank you!

Joyce E         2/6/2012 5:16:02 PM
Everything is blending together so beautifully and the readings are great! Wonderful job Bryan.

Aliset         2/6/2012 6:43:32 AM
I so love this---the poems, the concept, the story. I can't wait to see what else you'll come up with. :)

Michelle K.         2/5/2012 8:42:56 PM
*One day, we will.* Yes! Beautiful! I love today's poem and the reading is lovely. What shall tomorrow bring? Indeed, I can hardly wait!

Edith         2/5/2012 8:07:40 PM
Wonderful poem, read by Bryan, and wonderful story. Look forward to hear, and see what tomorrow brings. Thanks for sharing.

Tweetie Lynn         2/5/2012 3:41:56 PM
Amazing story concept and poems, that are so fitting in this journey that we are taking with Catherine and Vincent daily. Thank You and nice job in reading, Tim!

Rosemarie S.         2/5/2012 1:39:52 PM
What an amazing poem - for all of us - not just Vincent! Thanks, Tim, great job. : )

Mini         2/5/2012 12:09:38 PM
Beautifully read Tim dear!! Loved it! ((Hugs))

Rusty/RedNightBird         2/5/2012 11:15:28 AM
You are spoiling us!!!!

Julia Passamonti-Colamartino         2/5/2012 9:21:44 AM
GREAT job Brian. This concept is brilliant, I am SO enjoying it, can't wait to see the rest! :)

Pablo         2/5/2012 7:49:13 AM
Wow, Bryan! Nice reading indeed, I'm absolutly agree with Laura, this story goes better and better. Looking forward to see the continuation, congrats!

LauraG         2/5/2012 4:25:02 AM
Again, what an inspired selection of a poem! I just adore how this story is being told through these poems, and the lovely portrait-like pictures are a joy. Bryan, GREAT job reading!