Saturday, January 31, 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015

Choose the Beauty

Allow no noise to ruin your day
Choose the beauty that comes your way ~

Monday, January 19, 2015

Walking the High Bridge (I Love That He Walked)

"Poe Walking on the High Bridge"
by B.J. Rosenmeyer

I like art that depicts authors and stories or poems by authors, which explains my love for Waterhouse and all his masterpieces (see many previous posts). 
Here is another depiction of an author in art, one Edgar Allan Poe, 
painted by B.J. Rosenmeyer, which is just about all I can learn about the painter online.
Since today is Poe's birthday, I wanted to post this here and celebrate him. 
It's also perfect for January reverie. I love that he walked.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Just For the Beauty

I really love this painting. And I actually remembered it tonight and wanted to re post it here, just for the beauty. What do you find beautiful? Tell it.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

We Look From Somewhere

I like the idea of windows, as I've mentioned here before, and how they allow the soul to seek, to connect, to expand. Anne Shirley started communicating with her "window-friend"  when she was alone at the orphanage, to keep her wits, and to stay connected to the world that she felt she was disappearing from. 
Her window-friend helped hold things together for her.
Windows can also be good for inside kitties that must keep indoors, but who find outside kitten friends through the window, and then have staring contest sessions during the day. This reminds me of a darling kitten who wants to be outside so badly, but has to settle for his "window friends" that he sees outside. Thank goodness for these windows.
Windows in recent memory have turned into something more of reverie and thinking as they allow you a space in which you can ponder upon the little things that cloud your mind, or contemplate the rain and give your words to the sky. I'd love to have these cloister windows as friends and love the thought of what they might say if only could they speak ...
The wonder of the eyes and the soul, starts with gazing, seeking, looking, and we look from somewhere - wherever we are at the moment. I hope I never stop looking because the bend comes, the wind stirs something in, and the next thing you know, 
your dreams have become real, if only in your heart.

Friday, January 16, 2015

I Need A Mantra

I need a mantra

I need a mantra

I need a mantra

It might be something about the wind and the rain
Or maybe something simple like the woods
But the woods are not simple
They are the forest for the trees

That's it ~

Don't miss the forest for the trees

Don't miss the forest for the trees

Don't miss the forest for the trees

And that is just the start of mantras to come.
For now I clearly see that words are where it is at for me.
All I need to do is repeat them three times
And the words they become mine.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A Vacation of Winter

I love these winter blues right now because we are not in the usual fuzz of mid-winter here as we should be. Rather it feels like the end of winter - and I will not lie, I really, really like it. It's like walking through a vacation of winter and then getting right back to your preferred seasons. I do love the stillness that the frosty season brings though, and I will not lie.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Winter Fairy

"Winter Fairy" by Alla Tsank 

 I see the necessity and the beauty, 
but I pray she does not linger long ~

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Walk On


We live in times heavily weighed
Where everyone has their days
To walk with sorrow's burdened load
Feeling like there's no Grace

You read The Book and turn a page
To find John 14:8
The words are there for all to see
But written to you this day

If God is all you have
Walk with God, He leads
If God is all you have walk on
Steady on your feet

The moon shines on your gloomy path
Giving light that's dim and gray
It's not enough for what you need
Making hope seem far away

If God is all you have
Walk with God, He shines
If God is all you have
Take one breath at a time

God says to the sun every morning
Shine again
And to the moon every evening,
Do it again, do it again

If God is all you have
Walk with God, He leads
If God is all you have walk on
Steady on your feet

Copyright 2015
*Verse inspired by the writings of GK Chesterton


Friday, January 9, 2015

The Wind Has Found Me Again

The wind has found me again ... fly me away ~

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015

Winter Mirror On My Wall

Winter mirror on my wall
Will you catch me when I fall
Into the spell of withered trees
Of ravens black that doth well please
The winter eye reflecting back
To guide the seasons on their track