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Columbia River Gorge

Exult Road is here to uplift and celebrate life, and you. 

Publishing, Writing, Consulting

Jill L. Cooper

Jill L. Cooper is a poet and writer. Her writing has appeared in print literary journals, The Raven ChroniclesThe Floating Bridge ReviewShark Reef Literary Magazine, as well as online magazines, Rewire MeThe Rebelle Society, HIV Here & Now, and others. Cooper’s poetry has been anthologized in Silent Applause of Butterflies (Columbia Center for the Arts, 2014), Pontoon (Floating Bridge, 2015), Delirious—A Tribute to Prince (Night Ballet Press, 2016), and in I Only Wanted to See You Laughing (Yellow Chair Review, 2016), and others. She was the creator and editor of The Yes Book (Exult Road, 2014). Cooper has served as the Executive Director of a Buddhist publishing house, and as a consultant to publishers, and as an author coach. She is currently working on a book-length collection of prose poetry, and on a collection of lyrical essays. Cooper lives in the beautiful Palouse region of Washington state. In all her work, she intends to affirm and celebrate existence. To contact her, write to jillcooper11 at gmail dot com. 

Joy Given Returns.

Jill Cooper

My heart is overflowing today. I am thankful that my true self knows every moment -and will never forget - about the preciousness and enough-ness of simply being alive to love, and to play this adventurous creative game together with other divine characters.

Meditating in the morning, I give over my Joy to the Divine (just the same as I give over my pains, to-do list, memories, and all my concerns!) Everything is released. I lay it all down.

Breathing, I exhale into the fresh new moment, empty and sweet. The joy rises, and I fold it all back inside again, into the silence. In this way, I get out of the way a little tiny bit more.

I stretch my body to physically make room for the pipes expanding and I can feel it!

And that gift of joy given, returns, a hundredfold, every time. I am appreciating the indescribable.