early morning light

early morning light

tenderly comes into our day

softly encouraging us

to welcome our stay

sunshine,morning,sunny

sunshine,morning,sunny (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

whimsically entering

Mother Earth’s  realm

touching flowers and grass

daintily taking the helm

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honey on pumpernickel bread?

bread is such a warm delight!

flavorful in every bite!

pumpernickel is unique it seems–

fulfilling the hungry tummy’s dream

should I eat white or rye…

why not give pumpernickel a try?

SOURCE:  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pumpernickel
Pumpernickel  Bread

Pumpernickel is a typically heavy, slightly sweet rye bread traditionally made with coarsely ground rye. It is often made with a combination of rye flour and whole rye berries

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/pumpernickel-bread-ii/

i looked at the moon tonight

From the lunar eclipse tonight.

From the lunar eclipse tonight. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I looked at the moon tonight

It was the same moon I saw from my window in St. Michael when I was a kid

I looked at the moon tonight

It was the same moon I saw from my window when studying at Marquette

I looked at the moon tonight

It was the same moon I stared at from the steps at Pembridge Place

I looked at the moon tonight

It was the same moon whose light graced my path as I walked  at midnight while on Kiriko Ridge

I looked at the moon tonight

It was the same moon I saw from the stairwell, looking through the window,  in Ottawa

I looked at the moon tonight Sixty years later

It was the same moon…

Has anything changed?

I still am looking for that elusive love…

humanity’s dream

“Yesterday we obeyed kings
and bent our necks before emperors.
But today we kneel only to truth,
follow only beauty,
and obey only love.”  
                                  —Kahlil Gibran
Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran (Photo credit: Bruno Amaral™)

the sun rose in brilliance
golden streaks woke up across the sky
soft pastels of blue danced around the hue
on the water below lights sparkled in delight
as the children’s laughter filled the shore
the whispering waves saintly dove across each other
echoing crystals of love
carrying us intimately into being

 

wandering in the shadows

it is five o’clock this July morning

opening my eyes to the summer moment

instead of the warm sun of the past two weeks

my eyes found a heavy fog laying across the hills

Morning Fog Photo Credit: Judy Mayer   Sun Prairie, WI July 2013

Morning Fog
Photo Credit: Judy Mayer
Sun Prairie, WI
July 2013

just a hint of the trees poking through

no clear image…no clear direction…

how often do i wander in the shadows?

self-compassion

it is not easy to love oneself

why?

we have to give up all the labels we have struggled with for: “forever”

we have to redefine ourselves

we have to take courage to believe we are someone of worth

we have to strip ourselves of illusion

we have to find joy in who we are

we have to believe in ourselves

we have to trust ourselves

no one can do it for us

no one can tell us we are good

we have to do if for ourselves

we have to walk our life

we have to take the steps

the ultimate courage

to take responsibility for who we are

and allow ourselves to feel

to feel hurt

to feel joy

to feel pain

to feel lost

to feel want

to feel sorrow

to feel grief

to feel response

to feel wonder

to feel delight

to feel love

for

ourselves

no matter

the outcry of the masses

no matter

the distinction of a few

no matter

what anyone says to you

believe in you

you have worth

English: Projected density plot of a redshift ...

English: Projected density plot of a redshift z=2.5 dark matter halo from a cosmological N-body simulation. The visible part of the galaxy (not shown in the image) lies at the dense centre of the halo and has a diameter of roughly 20 kiloparsecs. There are also many satellite galaxies, each with its own subhalo which is visible as a region of high dark matter density in the image. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

you are okay the way you are

you are unique in all of the cosmos

you matter

because you are

compassion for oneself

compassion for your humanity

accept your humanness

accept who you are

you have a right to BE

be gentle with you

be gentle

and

breathe