Saturday, May 16, 2020

Create Again and Again

listening to the birds outside my balcony this morning. Their oak tree song fills me with hope and peace.
Five Points South, Birmingham, Alabama

"Curving back within myself I create again and again."
 (Sanskrit: prakṛtim svām avastabhya
visrjami punaḥ punaḥ)
the Bhagavad Gita

Saturday Morning and I am again listening to the birds outside my balcony this morning. Their oak tree song fills me with hope and peace. I have just finished sharing Aloha with text messages to my friends and on Twitter, reminding myself that today, no matter what the challenges that come, I will try to keep this beauty I feel alive with connection and kindness. 

Sunlight and the Oak Tree Bird Songs

I am heading to work shortly and our Alabama Nursing Home is still Covid19-free. We are working hard to keep it this way.

"Use your inner strength to meet whatever is coming today.
Strength is the foundation of passion
and you are designed to thrive,
no matter how life unfolds."
Deepak Chopra

Inspirational Source: Daily Breath with Deepak Chopra

Monday, May 4, 2020

A Poem Is A Meteor

"A poem is a meteor."
Wallace Stevens

Oh, separation
sirens cutting the matterless night.
This Loneliness 
caring stillness
hardness, the loss
sorrow, continuing.

Broken dreams
deeper than death
tenderness to pain.

what matters, dear one? 
the unmasked smile,
the moreness of this moment,
our honest connection. 
shared goodness,
no masked smile.

Friday, May 1, 2020

From Pain To Change

Five Points South, Birmingham, Alabama
"Passion is the bridge 
that takes you from pain to change."
Frida Kahlo

I was able to stroll outside and soak in the beautiful day. The spring greens are intoxicating and the sounds of nature are everywhere. As I walked, I smelled magnolia blossoms and heard the songs of birds. Time cradled me and I seemed to be one with the sky, trees, and sun, at peace with life.

In the midst of uncertainty, the light through the trees was a miraculous moment of love and connection, beyond description. I felt comfort, I felt hope.

Here is a photo that I took of the sun through the trees. Sending good wishes your way. 

I made a new friend...
There are discoveries, everywhere...