Can I Say…?

Written by on October 19, 2013 in The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

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Sometimes, even with tired bones and heavy lids, despite the frightening pictures my eyes perceive and woeful stories my ears hear, there stirs within a shimmer of hope that in the face of all reality shines with defiant beauty, and I know it by no other name than love and I swear, against all logic, it asserts that it knows me the same.

Can I say I love you? Would it be presumptuous to say that this is what I feel? Whether I know your name or not, in this moment, in this place, it is true, and so I think I shall let me revel in this high state that escapes me all too often in my mundane life, and let me feel this love that is so unapologetically whole. Perhaps, in you allowing me this, we may redeem each other and in that redeeming find the grace and forgiveness that makes all redemption unnecessary.

~Demian Elainé Yumei

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About the Author

About the Author: Greetings, fellow dreamer, and welcome! I’m Demian Yumei, author, singer/songwriter and artist activist. Some of my creative projects are a CD of healing music, “For the Sake of Love” and a children’s book on the interconnectedness of life, “Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes” published by Illumination Arts. Currently, I’m in the process of creating podcasts for my book series on covert abuse. My commitment is to the creative process especially as it relates to the healing journey. Whether I’m singing at a vigil for asylum seekers, memorial for political activists or sitting around a table sharing tea and conversation with friends who just want to talk heart to heart, I am always deeply moved by the human spirit to love and live with authentic beauty. Thank you for being here, for reading my posts and/or listening to my podcast. There’s much to share, much to create and the journey has just begun! Meet you on the path. .


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