Friday, October 31, 2014

Anticipation



Standing in the field of being,
each one of us awaits
the carving that allows
our inner light to shine.

Chosen,
and then opened to reveal
the fruitful possibilities within;
subjected to the knife, and then
we glow, however briefly --
a welcome and a promise
of generosity to come.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Against all odds


Nature has a way of reminding us
that life and joy can persist
against apparently incredible odds...

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Lovable imperfection


Just because we are not perfect,
doesn't mean we are not loved...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

April Showers in November


As is often true, I retreat into a boxier style when I've been away from the studio for a while. But I'm pleased to see the textures in this one have grown more lush; there's a restlessness to it, a sense that joy lies just beneath, ready to bloom forth at the slightest provocation of sun and showers... And yet, if you rotate it 90 degrees counter-clockwise, it becomes a bit stagnant and predictable. Perhaps it's a reminder it's not life that's troublesome, or boring; it's just how we're looking at it...

Monday, October 27, 2014

Mired in the details


Sometimes those little details that seem to clog our lives,
to keep us mired and unmoving, are the very things 
that mark us with their color, grace and beauty --
we're just too close to notice how they fill us with their light.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

A quiet radiance


Dawn tiptoes in,
and morning blooms with a quiet radiance
that fills eyes, heart, and soul
with the light of peace


Saturday, October 25, 2014

There may be times


There may be times when we have no choice
but to step into the dark
and trust there will be light on the other side...