Inspiration

WPC: Layered

I don’t think it is possible
to communicate
all the layers all the colors all the ways
a person is made up
each experience each intention layered together within
giving the impression of a foundation to stand upon
to solidly live from
some of us forget
about our layers our foundation for a time and wander around (more…)

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WPC: Ooh, Shiny!

It used to be the tiniest
flower sweetly waiting for someone
to notice her
with details exploding and my nose pressed

close breath held lens fixed and so much
to notice but lately my eyes have found
themselves distracted by something
else entirely, those rippled lines

directing my thoughts and worries out
into a body of water
the ocean the lake the puddle the rivers wake
all sounds cease to be heard by my ears, I feel (more…)

Look

Take it all in the ugly
and the exquisite the wild
and the tame the vastness and the minuscule
it is all looking at you
embracing your faults insecurities
unknowns and truths unquestioning challenging making you see
roots into the sea under the ground stretching
beyond this planet into the unbridled universe (more…)

WPC: Half-Light

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don’t open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

-Rumi, beginning of Spring Giddiness

When spring comes, so does the light. It shines on those dreams that laid dormant through the winter, it offers a warm touch later in the evening. The light makes me see all the beautiful new details springing forth in the extra light and growth of spring. It is an exciting time and it is also a challenging time. (more…)

Focused

When we bought our house in October this tree was bare. It made sense at the time but as we have started to look over our yard we were pretty convinced it was dead. I had to talk my husband out of cutting it down actually, I am glad I was persuasive enough to have him wait until summer. (more…)