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YOU BRAVE AND GLORIOUS THING

~Silver~

“How many years of beauty do I have left?
she asks me.

How many more do you want?
Here. Here is 34. Here is 50.

When you are 80 years old
and your beauty rises in ways
your cells cannot even imagine now
and your wild bones grow luminous and
ripe, having carried the weight
of a passionate life.

When your hair is aflame
with winter
and you have decades of
learning and leaving and loving
sewn into
the corners of your eyes
and your children come home
to find their own history
in your face.

When you know what it feels like to fail
ferociously
and have gained the
capacity
to rise and rise and rise again.

When you can make your tea
on a quiet and ridiculously lonely afternoon
and still have a song in your heart
Queen owl wings beating
beneath the cotton of your sweater.
Because your beauty began there
beneath the sweater and the skin,
remember?

This is when I will take you
into my arms and coo
YOU BRAVE AND GLORIOUS THING
you’ve come so far.
I see you.
Your beauty is breathtaking.

~ Jeannette Encinias
via Midwives of The Soul


Text & image source: Contemplative Monk
https://www.facebook.com/ContemplativeMonk/

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When sorrows palette,…






When sorrows palette, all of grey
Colours, covers all my days
I’m not that blithe and brilliant Saint
Who can simply smile and paint
A bold new shade of cheery rose,
Obscuring all my dreary woes,
But I can use my little brush to dab and and dab.

With each small joy I seek and find,
Each glimpse of nobler humankind, 
Each precious scrap of happy news,
I can fleck some brighter hues;
I can practice and persist,
And learn to be a pointillist,
To lighten up the somber palette
Bit by bit by bit.

By J M Tillman.










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

Celebrating Albert Einstein




Today we specially remember Albert Einstein, a well-known physicist who developed the theory of relativity and his famous equation , E = mc². Born on the 14th of March 1878 in Ulm Germany, some informed minds hold that “Not since Isaac Newton had one man so drastically altered our understanding of how the universe works.” Beyond science, we salute his philosophical side and commendable spiritual recognitions. In commemoration of his birthday, let us reflect on one of his vintage quotes:

“Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.”










Image & quotes credit: Goalcast https://www.goalcast.com/2017/03/29/top-30-most-inspiring-albert-einstein-quotes/

#SoftTuesday . . .Nostalgia





“My people have married me
In a far corner of Earth.
Sent me away to a strange land
To the King of the Wu-Sun.
A tent is my house,
The walls of felt.
Always thinking of my country.
Would that I were a yellow stork
And could fly back home.”

Poem “The Lament of Xi Chun,” (A princess that lived around 110 BCE. Painting by Zhao Guojing and Wang Meifang.










Text & image source: Edmund Dulac https://www.facebook.com/Oct2282/

We should manage our thoughts…..





“We should manage our thoughts as shepherds do their flowers in making a garland:
first, select the choicest, and then dispose them in the most proper places,
that every one may reflect a part of its color and brightness on the next.”


~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge










Text & image source: Jana Eid https://www.facebook.com/jana.eid