Beauty…it fills my days as the birds sing me awake, the flowers offer their scents and forms, my son’s paintings surround me. A wool runner for the table discovered at a thrift store highlights the sheen of the wood table, a new skirt makes me smile as it swirls about my legs, the sounds my grandson makes over the airwaves as I watch him play 3000 miles away brings laughter. All fills my heart as my soul enters in more fully. My personality self has felt worn, fatigued, disinterested, complete with this earthly sojourn. Yet now our souls and divinity are anchoring within our forms and discovering the pleasures of this realm anew.
We have made it through the dark night, the tunnel that seemed never ending. Yet we are still standing, still in these dear bodies that have served us so well. I am so grateful for and to us all. Today is Memorial Day here in the USA. May it be the last one where there are any men or women engaged in the horrors of war. May all that was, fade away. May life be celebrated as freedom comes to all people. It starts within me, and within you. May a peace filled world emerge where all may drink of beauty each day.