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I sat there ..... alone ... an empty sanctuary where evening shadow crept underneath pews which were already darkened despite the remaining light that filtered in .... a pale thin blanket flung over everything .... even I wore hair that seemed of silver..... I was acutely aware of the essence of many who had sat on those pews .... knelt at that alter ... hands open with head bowed in askance to receive the blessed sacraments.... the bread of life .... the cup of salvation .... rows of pews that looked on ... worn with the comings and goings of searching souls ... silent sentinels to a life and history of all who entered their doors.
A somber voice of silent words spoke within the light .... or maybe shadows ... it was impossible to discern .... “And what of your faith?” I felt rather than heard. “What ... or who ... is it you seek here in this holy place?” I thought ... rather than spoke (yet my words seemed to echo from everywhere and nowhere ... reverberating from alter to pew ... filling empty niches of even the most remote corners) .... “I want to know of all that is... was ... and is to be ....and ... I seek peace .... arms of love that hold me even when I rail against you ... understanding that my way is to push you away when I need you the most .... I just simply need ..... You.” A low hum began from somewhere above .... a melody composing in staccato and allegro .... sharps and flats intermingled ... ebony paired with ivory ... As the hum grew louder .... tiny cymbals of ethereal notes dipped .... dived as the shadows lengthened and the light grew less. And I .... I had bared my soul .... freed myself ... left it there somewhere among the shadows now creeping into doorways and wooden walled crevices ... old spectered souls that still lingered stood nearby ... guarding .... protecting my secrets ... wraithlike as they disappeared into the encroaching darkness of night.
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I cried the day you left me .... big gully washers of tears .... chasms of sorrow that cut through forests dark and green.
Thought of you last when I saw you ... stark against a moonlit sky ... my heart now bleeding crimson ... overflowing and spilling all round me .... churning with yet unshed tears as the dark cover of night descends .... only a faint echo of you there.... your essence a faint glow ... fluid and ebony against the silhouette of my soul
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Happy Valentine’s Day from me and the gang. (Please swipe) 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕
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I walked.among death one midwinter’s day..... a desperate escape from shadowed walls and fear filled dimmed hallways ..... strode right out that door into the open expanse of a dulled world ..... or so it seemed at the time .... walked through dry bones of grass .... frail skeleton limbs suspended in the air against a slate sky ..... searching ... ever searching for something .... something of life ... and ..... promise.
Beauty among the ashes (as has been said) there in that solemn land which lay open and exposed before me ... a field of what seemed lost hopes and dreams upon an expanse of brown grass and mighty oaks that towered against the sky .... arms stripped and barren until winter’s merciful thaw.
My footfalls were silent ... the world was void of sound except for an occasional cry of a blue jay .... or two ... I sensed a leaf fall as it glided gently groundward .... turned to search for it with guarded eye but saw nothing.... relentlessly scanning as I continued my search I found it there.... a thing of beauty even in its departure from life .... a thing of everlasting beauty ..... a small pine cone still clinging to its’ mother branch as if in hopes that it would continue to be nurtured .... an obvious impossibility that I could see for it was equally a fragile lifeless dry brown .... but seen as through eyes of hope by this little cone .... seeing .... remembering the depth of what was and not what now is ... I stood and pondered over this as tufts of grey-white clouds drifted by .... not sure how long but darkness began to slowly descend ... an ebony stage curtain ever so slowly being lowered from the rafters .... it came to me then there upon that dusky land that death is a fallacy .... an aphrodisiac that dulls but deceives .... yet is nothing against the antidote of light .... and in that moment of deepest thoughts i saw it .... a sign ... yes, a sign of rebirth as a single green leaf of grass popped through the earthy browns. Life ... promise .... hope .... seen in a single blade of grass .... Rebirth .... of the one.and the many. These things I continued to ponder as i turned toward home ....
I could tell you a lot these days about being broken and overwhelmed ... of facing impossible multiple crises at coinciding times ... of a tremendous emotional as well as physical fatigue that is like a drowning deluge. But I’d rather tell you of survival ... of hope in the midst of all the chaos ... fear ... and uncertainty ... a time of living minute by minute .... second by second when once again the world crashes around you with a deafening roar and the things that you’ve known and held dear nearly come to a screeching halt. My story would be told of untold kindnesses of others .... in what seems like an uncaring world ... a smile ... a hug ... a kind word or just a look that opens vast doors of understanding. And I can tell you of one who saw the need to create something of beauty in one who was hurting ... in me ... in colors of chocolate ... purple .... mahogany ... blonde ... who so desperately needed a lift ... her noticing and understanding my unspoken need ... bringing the wonderful artistry of her talent as a stylist to brighten my day ... make me feel pampered and special.
My Mom who many of you have enjoyed seeing pop in especially at Christmas with our annual fruit cake making fell a week ago and broke her hip, this also happening with another serious family medical emergency. I feel so absent from this place here with my IG family and I try to pop in and out as I can but sometimes the needs of others are greater as now. Please remember Momma and my family ... hugs are extra special if you have extras to send this way ... I feel much strength here among so many who care. I am not rich in monetary things but am wealthy beyond words in all that matters. So I choose to think on those things ... smile ... and carry on. Abby
What an honor to recently be featured by the following hubs
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Thank you all so much!
“Because of the dog’s joyfulness, our own is increased. It is no small gift. It is not the least reason why we should honor as well as love the dog of our own life, and the dog down the street, and all the dogs not yet born. What would the world be like without music or rivers or the green and tender grass? What would this world be like without dogs?”
Mary Oliver, Dog Songs
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I need to return to you
Taste your salty kiss upon my lips
Smell your sunlit fragrance
Bathe in your slate blue waters ... now reflecting a golden glow
Feel you pull me in .... push me back .... only to pull me in again in your watery embrace.
I need to run to you .... arms open wide .... reckless abandon the only emotion that rises up into my chest
Hold me there with you. Let me hear your heartbeat as you crash to shore ...... only to recede again.
The rhythm of your movement will match that of my breathing.
I will set pace to you .... perfect harmony. Perfect peace.
I want never to leave you. Your ebb and flow my solace.
From a child I have been with you. Seeking you on the brightest of days....basking in the sun ..... nighttime walks along darkened shores while you my friend soothed my soul .... or caught my laughter ... flinging it out to sea.
One day I hope ... no I pray ... I’ll return to you ... sooner than later ... I don’t know for life holds many uncertainties.
But this I do know .... when I am able to return home to you I’ll find you there ..... waiting... arms flung wide amongst the cries of the gulls and the gentle tug of the breeze against the sway of sea oats as they reach down to kiss your face.
She was a child of the sun. Blonde hair shimmering in the dying rays of evening’s glow ... she ran ... ... reckless abandon without purpose .... or direction ... just fluid movement that darted and glided ... dancing on halos of light ... faceless pale faces peeking from darkly shaded trees.... shooting beacons of light intermingling with her youthful aura ..... dipping ..... swirling .... beckoning. The unleashed delight of play in a magical world where petals fluttered open in delicate whispers .... grass that spoke in an unknown language that only the earth understood. But the child .... this beautiful being .... she understood... felt....breathed it all in .... exhaled twinkling stars across silvery skies dotted in slivers of moons. The sun bade her farewell on it’s journey to Sleepy Towne ... her sun streaked hair now a luminous glow. The dance slowly subdued ... trees grew quiet .... last stars flung wide as the dance was done .... perhaps .... to resume another day when earth and child would once again frolic in radiant abandon.
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You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting-
over and over announcing your place
In the family of things.
Quoted works of Mary J Oliver
Sept 10, 1935 - Jan 17, 2019
This is the first poem where I was introduced to her works by a former vicar who thought I might relate so well. He was right. ......................................................
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Amber fire rained down as the world went silent
Wonder and awe filled every star struck eye as one luscious drop of molten gold fell crashing against the sky slipping brilliantly beyond the horizon into tomorrow
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I would like to extend a huge “Thank you” to these two amazing hubs who recently featured my photo. It’s truly such and honor. I appreciate all the hard work that the administrators and moderators do. Please check out their beautiful pages.
Simple .... humble .... with a profound quietatude ...... my first thoughts as I met the monk upon invitiation to my Laotian neighbor’s house blessing. He and his fellow monk had traveled halfway across the country for this blessing. In a home filled with those of another culture and faith I was made most welcome and received my own almost silently chanted blessing along with intertwined bracelets to both wrists. I haven’t removed them yet for they are most special to me. This was truly an amazing experience. The next day the two of them were walking out in the yard so I grabbed Nikki and headed over. She too received her blessing, bracelets and blessed water prayed over specifically for her needs. Even a visit to our home to assess her room for any negative energy that might be present. Throughout everything very little English was spoken but the understanding was there. The two of them got into their car Tuesday morning to head back to Texas and, despite the limited contact, their presence is so missed as though the light dimmed. Such amazing persona in a simple soul who radiated such peacefulness just in his being.. I’ve wondered many times since how I need to apply that to my own faith .... that someone might see those same attributes in my own Christian faith. I’m so grateful for these moments. I have so many video clips and photos that I could share yet this one photo says so much to me .... it is enough.
PS I know that there are other more appropriate names for a monk but none of the ones I found match the one that my neighbor told me. Laos is the country of origin so I don’t know if there is a difference even between countries but the message is all the same. That’s the most important thing.
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#tbt to seeing the fantabulous Joan Jett and the Blackhearts in concert. From rockin’ on stage to slinging sweat on those seated below she put everything out there wowing everyone . Joan Jett is one bad gorgeous chic!! 🎶Yeah. Oh yeah🎶🤘
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I dreamt of a land of emerald and sky
With delectable lushness in downy soft green
A land so fair where magic lore dwelt and nary a care to be found
If only ....
There my bruised heart would feel such carefree abandon
A land of limitless time where wee fairy laughter could be heard ...
But only if one lay upon the mossy carpet of grass
Head gently pressed against the warm earth
Listening with the heart .... seeing without open eye.
Oh heart carry me there now
I feel faint with such longing
My mind will grow still
My soul will know peace
My search will be ended
And I will travel no more
Home .... here upon my beloved emerald shores.
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Buddy, Skittles and I wish you all a very happy 2019!!
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I dreamt a dream of magical proportions
Where winged creatures flew and wildflowers danced
A perfect Sonota played out against woodland palaces
A lone. Crow’s “Bravo” echoing upon the brown fields as I sat in rapt attention
My heart beating a steady cadence of wonder
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