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Calling Ourselves Home

Honoring life’s simple beauty with Kailin Curtice in December’s We Conspire series
December 20th, 2023
Calling Ourselves Home

How do we continue to learn from each season of our lives? Award-winning author and poet Kaitlin Curtice offers us wisdom for healing our relationships with reality, our Creator, and ourselves in this emotional untitled poem, originally published in “Oneing: Falling Upward.” 

Don’t forget,

my love,  

to live.  

Don’t forget  

to bury

your toes in sand  

and leave the car keys  

and laugh at oddities.  

Don’t forget to marvel

and feel despair,  

to sense danger  

and run from it.  

Don’t forget

to take chances,  

to climb mountains  

that no one believed

you could climb.  

Don’t forget  

to love yourself,  

all of you,  

from every season  

and every place,  

because you never know when they will come knocking for  

a cup of coffee  

and an overdue hug.  

Don’t forget

that you are alive  

right now  

until you won’t be, 

and even then,  

don’t forget

how beautiful  

it was to  

call yourself Home. 

Reflect with Us 

Where do you find yourself most at home? Share your reflection with us.  

Kaitlin B. Curtice is an award-winning author, poet-storyteller, and public speaker. As an enrolled citizen of the Potawatomi nation, she writes on the intersections of spirituality and identity, speaking on these topics to diverse audiences who are interested in truth-telling and healing. 

We Conspire is a series from the Center for Action and Contemplation featuring wisdom and stories from the growing Christian contemplative movement. Sign up for the monthly email series and receive a free invitation to practice each month. 

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