ACCEPT LIFE FULLY
PUT YOUR WHOLE HEART INTO IT
MAKE PEACE WITH IT ALL
On the water’s beauty
frolicking in the waves
jumping over imaginary hoops made of crystal
dear mammals of peace, love, and harmony
an escort to the joyful side of life
a symbol of protection
through my resurrection
a life examined
I dig deep to my inner strength
and I bow in Grace
for the surprise visit
and the message that ALL
is exactly as it should be.
Hi friends! I drew this Zentangle”esque” picture to commemorate a super special day I had this summer. My dear sister was in town we had not seen each other in a year. We went to the boardwalk for a stroll and when we were done we sat on a bench and looked out to the ocean.
I grew up going to this beach and spent many a summer day looking out on this sea. I had NEVER seen a dolphin here before. On this special day, a day that was filled with much love and laughter (and let me tell you when the two of us start laughing you can hear us for miles!!) we saw a pod of dolphins frolicking in the sun…and we knew we were blessed!
I dedicate this post to my sister! I love you so much and I thank you for being the beautiful person you are…God made us sisters and I am so grateful we are FRIENDS!! ❤ ❤
I decided to include another photo of the drawing. I almost think I liked it better at this stage. As in life, I sometimes go overboard 😉 I’m happy I took photos at various stages because I was able to capture it before my pens went to town.
Also just a little aside, this is my 300th post here on my blog! I know it is not a lot compared to some, but I am amazed I have posted 300 times. The reason it is easy, and something I love, is because of you guys! Thank you for enriching my life…BLESSITUDE ❤ ❤
There are times I wish
I had more than just two hands
Oh! What I’d get done!!
Then I think of the mental ability it would take to coordinate 8 arms and hands…ugh! I’m good with the two beautiful hands I have! I’m good with EVERYTHING I have 🙂
I’ve been a little obsessed with octopi lately…so I decided to draw one. I may not be done with them in the form of art…
Hope you all are vibrating in the energy of love ❤
Hard to express things
If I live in a bubble
Coagulation: the act of changing from a liquid into a thickened mass
Have I become a thickened mass?
Or is the clot that formed in my calf a warning…beware.
You are not allowing life to flow freely to you.
Everything that happens is meant to happen.
Every lesson you are offered is there for a reason.
Every step you take, even the steps with pain, take you closer to the realization of your soul.
It has been a trying time of late. Many changes have occurred and I realize now that even though I have weathered the storms much better than I might have four years ago, I can still see that I have a propensity to try to control life. I can almost act a bully as I hold on, squeeze, and try to reshape the events that appear like a lump of molding clay.
I have a preconceived notion of what life is “supposed” to look like, “supposed” to be. When it doesn’t fit that mold I revert to the feelings of helplessness and fear and I somehow, mistakenly believe that I have the power to change things.
As I recuperate from my knee surgery and the subsequent blood clot in my calf, and the allergic reaction to the first blood thinner I was put on, my wish is to have patience (as a very dear friend reminded me 🙂 ) and grace, and to allow life to flow unimpeded…without coagulation…and to accept whatever appears next.
*The artwork is mine 😉
One step beyond time
on the keys of life
the beautiful music we played
when we sang
and ran through the years
wind in our face
Yes…play a song for me
on the keys of life
and the years erase
the lines on my face
the scars on my heart
The soul becomes free
to sing like a bird
in opera tones
a life lived simply
on the keys of life
Many blessings my friends…may you all play beautiful music on the keys of life!!
The Zentangle”esque” art started with the floating “ribbon” piano keys. They appeared in my mind, the way many words do, like a neon sign behind my eyes. I sketched the keys and the rest is history. The art was created over the past month and a half. I had a bout of insomnia a night ago and the art finished itself…and the poem flowed from my pen. Have a blessed Monday! ❤ Lorrie