In her safekeeping – Carly-Jay Metcalfe

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Winston Churchill

“I say to people who care for people who are dying, if you really love that person and want to help them, be with them when the end comes close. Sit with them – you don’t even have to talk. You don’t have to do anything but really be there with them.”  – Elisabeth Kulbler-Ross

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In her safekeeping (For Carly-Jay)

On that freezing

winter’s night

I struggle to

stay on path

fighting the winds

I hear the howling

all too close at hand

it is the darkest of night

even the moon has

turned her face

I am alone

frightened

the way ahead

into the unknown

unprepared

my eyes seek

respite

lifting my head

in the storm

a window

in the distance

illuminating the way

unconditional love

inviting – welcoming

offering safe harbour

the guardian

reaches out – her

voice gentle, calm

reassuring

there is no judgment here

she knows intimately 

its weariness, each toll

her embrace 

I am safe in her keeping

steadfast she escorts me

until I am at last

at rest

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Webster defines courage as: mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty. To possess such courage, is rare. To find it in one so young as Carly-Jay Metcalfe, is remarkable. To have someone like her come into your life, I promise, will illuminate even the darkest of corners. She can inspire like few others. I am indeed privileged to know her. A writer, a speaker and a champion to those whom she reaches out to in the darkest days of their lives.

Carly-Jay knows death on a first name basis. She has navigated in its shadows since first drawing breath. Yet instead of running from it, she faces it full on to guide others. Please, for your own sake, get to know this amazing young woman. She has so much to offer all who open their mind and heart.

In addition to my meager words, I offer links to explore the world of Carly-Jay, get to know her. Death touches each of us and running from it can only harm us. Enlightenment is the key to life. Carly-Jay is the keeper of the key.

http://www.carlyjaymetcalfe.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYaBlW9sSYQ

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Bisous,

Léa

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About Léa

A wanderer who has found home and herself in the South of France.
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14 Responses to In her safekeeping – Carly-Jay Metcalfe

  1. This is beautiful Lea, and a precious tribute to Curly-Jay, a very courageous woman with so much to offer. I have heard her talk before; it bowled me over then as it did just now. xxx

  2. claudia says:

    it takes much to sit and walk that last path down with someone… love the quotes – esp. the one by churchill… we tend to talk too much and listen way too seldom…

  3. cjm76 says:

    I couldn’t read this, take it in and not comment … Lea, you have touched my soul deeply and I’ve so much gratitude that you have come into my life. You’ve taught me so much – big lessons in humility, grace and courage. Big love to you, and know we are never far apart XO

  4. cindy knoke says:

    Inspirational and moving Lea. Thank you for posting~

    • Léa says:

      Cindy, Carly is about the most courageous person I know. I’m glad if you found her inspirational and moving. I certainly do. The numbers were very low but due to the discomfort many have with her subject, I am not surprised. Thank you Cindy! xx

  5. Stunning words for an amazing soul, I just read carly’s piece on twirling, she really does bucket loads of talent. A bright burning light and oodles of courage.

    • Léa says:

      We often hear of someone who so unique and amazing but Carly-Jay is that and so much more! I’m glad you have found her.

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