Friday, January 30, 2015

Remember: you can fly!

It's easier to stay calm
when all those waves are rushing in
if only you remember -- you can fly!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

An inconvenient truth

It is one of those inconvenient truths,
that whatever we may have loved
we will at some point have to leave.
So feast your eyes today,
fill up your memory banks with that which you adore
so that love can overflow into whatever will come next...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Just beyond the clouds

On the darkest of mornings
when the clouds are at their thickest
and the light within can't quite dispel the gloom,
it's important to remember that the sun is still shining
just beyond the blanket of clouds.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Up to her wings in snow

Sending hopeful thoughts and blessings
for safety, food, water and warmth
to all who find themselves
up to their wings in snow today...

Monday, January 26, 2015

What if?

For those of us who wrestle with worry,
who suffer, then seek, then struggle and seek again --
what if, instead of some inner force,
compelling us into relationship with the Divine,
it's just some chemical imbalance, easily righted with drugs?
What will the world be like if all the seekers stop searching?

Sunday, January 25, 2015

A look at the past

Yesterday I was invited to post three images of my work on facebook each day for 5 days -- and this morning it occurred to me that I could use this as an incentive to photograph the pastels I did for a class I took about 10 years ago. 

It was great fun to see the work again, and to see it with new eyes, now that I'm a painter as well as a photographer.  At the time I thought the work was crap, but now I see it was an important way-station on the journey to where I am today.

So I invite you to take another look at something you did long ago -- a story, a picture, a poem, a recording. Look at it with the loving eyes of age, and pat yourself on the back: you've always been becoming the lovely human being you are now!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

The fragrance of connection

The bark removed by surging seas,
the bones beneath exposed,
and now we see how truly alike we are.
What holy link lies hidden in the dark spaces between?
Watch and listen; touch and taste --
and breathe in the fragrance of connection.