Naomi Shihab Nye / poetry

We Love the Ones that Won’t Open Most

So, the years go by and we find a few doors and windows.
Some are always open, some were never open.
Because we are crazy and stubborn,
we love the ones that won’t open most.
     – from “Able to Say It” by Naomi Shihab Nye

These four lines have been haunting me for days…

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4 thoughts on “We Love the Ones that Won’t Open Most

  1. I'm doing a lot of musing this weekend and this strikes me as well. Why do we always seem to want "more" instead of having the ability to enjoy what is here now. Especially as writers who constantly look back.

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