Unconditional Love…

Warm eyes whispering

with unimaginable

love within the soul.

I have posted often about my Poodle Baron. However, my Labrador mix was feeling left out. This is our dog Dale, a lover of tummy scratches and a contemplator of kitty cats. ๐Ÿ™‚

Reflection…

I sit between the wise, noble tree 

And itโ€™s trembling reflection.

Thoughts piling up inside

Spilling up, spilling over

Pouring into the silent, still stream before us.

The strong, soundless branches of nature hold high an idea.

But the winds of the world blow ripples within the words

And blur the meaning of intentions.  

Poetry and Image by Magical Normal Life

Many times, reflecting on my inner self is as painful as it is forthcoming. However, viewing what is within my heart has been the most healing exercise of deep grief. Well that, and time. And I have had plenty of time. In emerging from the reflection, I often want to express what I am feeling, but the feelings cannot be accurately expressed in words and they often come out distorted and blurred. How do you express these deep seated emotions that are rooted deep within each of us? Poetry, photography, painting or sharing your story. I appreciate what each of you have brought to my life through the sharings of your inner self. Blessing to you!!

This image is part of the https://islandinthenet.com/52-week-smartphone-challenge/ The topic is Symmetry. I used my iPhone 10. Photo is cropped and edited with Snapseed.

The Mountain Song…

You call me into your towering arms

With the soft, whispering voice

Of air brushing through pine needles

Along with whirling wings of tiny ruby throated birds.

I run to you and…

Your sweet sting of mountain air tugs at my lungs

As I climb the rugged formations 

Who reach out to protect me.

Your colors of blue, green, brown and orange

Wrap me in a vision of peace.

And the beautiful strength of your cliffs

Are the walls of my soul.

Poetry and Image by Magical Normal Life

I am a mountain girl. I was raised, surrounded by the beauty and strength of the towering Rocky Mountains to the West of my childhood home. As an adult, commuting home from work, shopping at Walmart or a walk through the neighborhood brings with it the majestic view of America’s most famous mountains. Don’t get me wrong, I can appreciate the warmth of a beach and the fury of the ocean. But my peace and meditation comes from the air deprived environment of tall peaks and the scent of pine needles. Much of my healing has come through these rugged, yet calming landforms as well as long conversations with beloved family, friends, and pets as we hike their quiet trails.

What brings you joy and healing? Are you a lover of the ocean, rivers, mountains or perhaps a lovely city or town? We all have our meditative space to heal and to grow. Blessings to you!

The Realization…

It wasn’t until I lost you

That I realized the real magic…

Was in our ordinary moments

Together.

Poetry and Images by Magical Normal Life

Baron dreams…

Fuzzy dog sleeping

Cozy and comfortable

He dreams of rabbits.

Poetry and Images by Magical Normal Life

Warmth…

The amber softness of love 

Weaves a pattern of neat, loose stitches

And whirling flames.

Encompassing the silent possibility

This glimmering moment brings

When our hearts do the talking

Instead of our voices.  

Poetry and Images by Magical Normal Life

This image is part of the https://islandinthenet.com/52-week-smartphone-challenge/ The topic is Warmth. I used my iPhone 10 and cropped the photo with Snapseed.

Inspiration…

If your week doesn’t go as planned…

May you find beauty in the space

Of trusting and letting go.

Image by Magical-Normal Life