if you are alone today.


if you are alone today
and the rain falls cold
your head, uncovered.

If your work falters
if the audience fades, if
the solutions seem right
just beyond your fingers.

If you cannot find the one
answer you need.

If your vision
oustrips your resources.

I am with you.

I am with you in
the ache.
In the longing that is
a dream deferred.

In the trying and the failure and
in the next attempt
I am with you.

In the résistance,
in the campaign, in
the artful vendetta,
I am with you

In the setting of the sails
in the spilling of new ink, there
at the very edge of the map,
I am with you.

Steady now.
The Cape is just around the corner.

Be brave upon the rocks.

Susannah April 21, 2010 at 5:16 pm

This is beautiful, truly

Mel April 21, 2010 at 6:00 pm

Oh I love this.

lisa (msla) April 21, 2010 at 6:14 pm

Thanks Rachelle. I need this today (and for the months to come).

Kel April 21, 2010 at 10:17 pm

to know someone is with me
makes all the difference

Rachelle April 22, 2010 at 11:38 am


There ain’t no place to go but TOGETHER.

I really am with you in the muck… and in the triumphs.



NTE April 22, 2010 at 4:33 pm

I’m so lucky, as stuck in the muck as I am, to come here and read this. Thank you.

Jenna/The Word Cellar April 24, 2010 at 4:54 am

I love a lot of your words, but your beautiful blessings are some that I love most.

Rachelle Mee-Chapman April 24, 2010 at 8:46 am

Thank you Jenna. They are my favorites too. I love it when the daemon brings them to me. :-) Neil and I are working on a whole book of them. It will take a few months, but I’m full of happy anticipation.

Trenda April 24, 2010 at 10:44 pm

Thank you for this, Rachelle. It is beautiful and so timely for me.


Rebecca April 26, 2010 at 7:40 am

That made me cry. And it was what I needed.

Elaine September 10, 2010 at 12:00 am

It’s reassuring to hear when others are with you at times like that : ) thanks.

Marjorie Gray October 6, 2011 at 5:41 am

The giving goes on. The circle grows. Thank you, Rachelle. Thank GodSpirit!

Mark Barnett January 27, 2012 at 11:29 am

Yes, this helped too, along with the wandering…you didn’t really think I was wandering with a big group of people did you? ;)

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