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#FridayFantasy . . . I’m In Love With Mud.

 

 

I’m in love with mud,
It’s sad, I know, but true.
I just can’t help but splash in it,
Or stomp a path right through.

It’s sticky and it’s dirty,
And it covers all my clothes.
But when I see it lying there,
A voice inside me grows…

…You can’t resist, you know I’m right,
It’s fun to play in mud!
Look at it just sitting there,
I really think you should!

I splatter in the grimy gloop,
I can’t resist the ooze!
I run, I jump, I stamp about,
It drips into my shoes!

By Gareth Lancaster.
Artist Stephen Hanson.

 

 

 

 

Text and image source: Snowwolfs Woodland Nook https://www.facebook.com/531188960392510/posts/1631785743666154/

#FridayFantasy . . . Ethereal pastime

 

 

 

“Hide-and-seek they then played amidst the floating flowers. Rama sank down until his face only was seen, and Sita, who searched for him, knew not whether she saw the face of Rama or a blue lotus bloom on the surface of the pond.”

From “The Ramayana,” ancient Indian epic poem. Illustrated by Warwick Goble, 1915.

 

 

 

Text and image source: Edmund Dulac https://www.facebook.com/189134157844043/posts/3161525830604846/

#FridayFantasy . . . I asked her…how she understood the world so clearly.




“I asked her how she did it once, how she understood the world so clearly.
She told me that it was a matter of keeping very still and showing no emotions,
leaving room for others to reveal themselves.”


From “Circe,” Madeline Miller.









Text & image source: Edmund Dulac https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=edmund%20dulac&epa=SEARCH_BOX

#FridayFantasy . . . Turquoise, the magical birthstone of December






If cold December gave you birth—
The month of snow, and ice, and mirth—
Place on your hand a turquoise blue,
Success will bless whate’er you do.

~Author unknown, “A Gem for Every Month,” c.1883












Artist Angela R. Sasser
Text & image source: Snowwolfs Woodland Nook https://www.facebook.com/Snowwolfswoodlandnook/











#FridayFantasy . . . . The swan has come to alight





” On the bank of a pool
in the moor
The swan has come
to alight
But he does not dip
his beak to drink,
He is eager
…. to fly away. “

– Baba Sheikh Farid 
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Text & image source: Rumi, Saadi, Hafiz (Poems and Quotes) https://www.facebook.com/RumiSaadiHafiz/























#FridayFantasy . . . Just small, gentle hums of beauty…





” I don’t ever crave extraordinary moments anymore.
Just small, gentle hums of beauty streaming from below, above,
and beyond simply from paying attention. Sound. Light. Shadow.
Art. Warmth. The night. The morning. Dreams that are not far away
but exist right here – already in my days, hands, and heart.”

~ Victoria Erickson












Text & image source: Mitra Shahidi https://www.facebook.com/mitra.shahidi.3

#FridayFantasy . . . I keep holding up the mirror of the sun



“I keep
holding up
the mirror of the sun,
so you can see the stunning
reflections of everything
you’re becoming.”

– Curtis Tyrone Jones












Text & image source: Harmony https://www.facebook.com/Harmony-578149188866564/











#FridayFantasy . . . Just touching that old tree was truly moving to me




“Just touching that old tree was truly moving to me
because when you touch these trees, 
you have such a sense of the passage of time,
of history. It’s like you’re touching the essence, 
the very substance of life.”

Kim Novak










Artist James Browne
Text & image source: Snowwolfs Woodland Nook https://www.facebook.com/Snowwolfswoodlandnook/