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Benedicta Ruiz


Awareness


as i breathe, i become aware
of the life force flowing
in every cell of my being.

i am alive...
you taught me how to breathe.

as i believe, i become aware
that every cell of my body
is held together by a cross.

God lives in me...
you have nurtured my faith.

as i feel, i become aware
that the fabrics of our lives
are woven together by a common thread.

God's unconditional love...
you are God's gift, I am blessed.

nihneeq (2011, re: laminins,
crosses in our bodies)

Submitted: Thursday, August 07, 2014

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Inspired by my friend and mentor, whose name means God's gift. 'Laminins' connect the cells in our bodies, shaped like crosses.

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