Of Wind and Confidence

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As ropes pulled on old wood

creaking,

giving way to canvas flaps

the wind folded, and filled

the sails.

The ship leaned

to the port side.

       

And she held his hand, and the railing with the other,

she thought there was such strength

in his heart, as her straw hat blew off, and fell

into the water, he didn’t miss a beat

covering her

with his baseball cap.

      

Smiling, he leaned over and kissed her lips

whispering “My reward?”.

as the ship sliced the waves,

they surrendered.

     

As he looked forward, she said,

“Go ahead sweetheart….I love to watch you in the wind…”

      

So as the man of her dreams stood in the bow

with his arms extended,

conquering worlds with his spirit free,

a smile appeared, covering her face.

       

She understood

what trusting was now,

and she was no longer afraid,

to live.

       

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

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A Word for Wednesday

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The word for today is “empathy”. Empathy has been described as understanding another person’s experiences or emotions.

When we empathize with someone – there is no room for judgment, because we are either understanding where they are coming from, or we are in the process of understanding. In this sense, we are validating them and what they are going through.

So empathy has a wonderful sense of compassion built in, that says I will care or I do care! In fact, empathy makes us human, and connects us wonderfully with other human beings.

And being infused with empathy will do wonders for our art and creativity, when we allow it to flow.

Peace, and have a great time creating!

         

       Writing and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

Dragon in the Sky

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My Love as we watch the sunset tonight, I see the power of a dragon

and yet we do not fight in the physical, we do not breathe

courage. Take my hand and we will be stronger

the horizon is both deadly and beautiful,

but in trusting – and in unity

we will win.

     

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

Connected

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“I’m trying to understand this deep connection the people have to their forest,

she talks about a network of energy that flows through all living things.”

From the Movie Avatar

     There is something within us, deeply embedded, that makes us want to be connected. Why else would a sunset be beautiful, or mountain air seem so refreshing? Even in our popular culture, like the movie Avatar, we love that connection, or at least seeing it in others.

And we also long to be connected to people, especially our families. It’s good and natural. But many of us also love our communities, and our people. 

With nature, we may not be as connected as we used to be, but we can be connected to the creation, and to each other, as long as we respect the earth, and the value of each human being.

There is always hope.

     

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

Gravity

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There is no center of gravity to hold us when we are praying

to help us hold on, to keep us from falling, into our imploding kingdoms.

Yet we know there is a healer, who can take us back

restoring our minds, our souls

so that we do love again.

Firmly held.

        

And in that sense – love really is our salvation,

our gravity.

      

Poetry and Photo © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Artwork by Unknown Artist

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

Blessings for Your Week!

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May your courage run strong even in the crumbling desolation of our world.

May your art run like rivers in your veins, overflowing to those around you.

May your every fear be defeated as you choose to love anyway!

May you be blessed living in the light,

and taking back the night.

You know what to do.

Blessings!

      

Have a wonderful and creative week!

Peace.

        

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

The Departure

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A ship moving, plowing through the waves

the lifting of her calling, the bay lets go

sails snap to attention

forgetting the anchor,

there is only the horizon,

an ocean waiting

to receive her with

benevolent

waves.

A time of freedom

and expectation.

     

Another week is beginning. Are you ready for the open sea?

        

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”