Friday, August 17, 2012
tiny smiles (august break)
Some days are just hard and even though I try to align with the positive, the muck still splatters on the hem of my emotions.
On these days, the very best thing I can do is keep moving forward. Pick up the brush, the pen or pencil, grab the journal, write a letter, put on some music ...
" If you look for anything in this world, find things that draw you into the greater Love ..." (Wah! Ma Chant/Kali)
A new practice that is sustaining me is writing Poem Notes (Liz Lamoreux). Snatches of words, phrases that may eventually become something else or rest whole, as they are.
i confess, i do wonder
why god seemingly refuses to meet me?
stormy days of the soul and grocery shopping
i live a monologue
and so i wander downstairs to find this pen and pose this question
just as Moose shuffles his shaggy self
over to greet me.
Yes, some days start off dark, but then bursts of sunlight - love in motion - come in through an unexpected letter, an unanticipated gift,
and tiny smiles sent by a distant, but dear friend. (thank you Jeannie ... once again, you remind me that love is buoyant and durable.)
It is that simple, that hard. Wipe my eyes, shake off the funk, perceive life with the eyes of my heart and then, yes ...
All of you - yes, I'm talking to YOU too! - thank you, thank you, thank you. You lift me up even when you have no idea that is what you are doing. xoxo