Light

img_4475When I am here I cannot resist going down to the beach early to see the dawning, to be inside it as it happens. The ocean transforms herself daily, hourly, and as the sun appears, I am transfixed by the light.

Christmas Past

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After they finished making their gifts last weekend, they decorated. Handling antique lead skaters, and old tree ornaments they joined with my mother and those before her to deck my walls and brighten my spirit, welcoming the holiday into my home with glee and their contagious excitement. I miss them, but they will be back soon!

Permanent

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Practice makes permanent. What happiness music brings! What a glorious sense of accomplishment, and how powerful one feels when one puts effort into something challenging and beautiful.

Moment

 

img_4426Autumn is my favorite season. As it winds down and prepares to relinquish itself to the snow and ice of winter, it is still beautiful. The soft colors and rumpled sense of its barrenness invite me to gaze longer than I intended, the gentle light creating easier shadows. It is time to let go of what no longer serves. It’s time to rest.

Ordinary Day

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The blessings of an ordinary day: errands, ironing, petting my dog. Today I look forward to a day filled with puttering, reading and tidying up, and I feel privileged to have it so. I’ll put off worry, planning and disagreement to another time.

On Writing

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Writing is how I think. Mulling over the thoughts that arise within me, I ponder how best to express them, how to convey clearly my heart and mind. Today I return to work after a week’s derailment.

Centered

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I feel powerless to bring light and love to the world right now, worried as I have been and will be about its future. So I have been taking time to take care of myself, to rest and contemplate. If you have felt criticized or unloved this week, take time to heal and love yourself. Rebuilding on a foundation of love is the best course of action today.

Light

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The light upon this earth: immense, delighting, perfect.

Good Morning Sun

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I saw the sun reflecting off the windows of the old Coast Guard station this morning, and it reminded me of how a realization slowly arrives, a bit at a time. First we come across a new idea, and as it develops, if it resonates with our soul and personality, gradually we make it our own, embracing it and integrating it into our life view. New things come along every day. We should make room for them all!

 

Words

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Those who are no longer here with us have left a legacy in the words they said, and remembering those words brings back their smiling faces, and once more we are sharing a cup of tea and laughing over a joke together.

My grandmother, faced with a child’s messy room would ask, “What’s all this culch?” I think in looking it up one time, I discovered that culch has something to do with separating sheep from one another. I guess said child ought to separate what she wanted to keep from what could be thrown out!

When something happened in our house that no one owned up to, my mother was not upset. She simply said “Chadwick did it!” I wondered for a long time if Chadwick was some creepy guy who hung around our family. Now I’m introducing this phrase to the kidneys!

Aunt Jan, my funny substitute Mum, said “Oh for cryin’ in the night,” when things were frustrating. I love that one, and I use it a lot. These are precious rememberances and should live on in our lives just as our beloved family members who live on in our hearts.

What do you remember?

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