Hidden shadows lurk

beneath heavy tear-stained grief.

My heart can’t let go.

Words and Image by Magical Normal Life

The Journey…

Once again, the heart

yearns to journey up towards

love, peace and healing.

Magical Normal Life

Image: my artist journal. Angel and unicorn in upper right hand corner is a magazine cut out. The poem is by Mary Oliver. The rest is original. 🙂

The Journey

Written by Mary Oliver

One day you finally knew

what you had to do, and began

though the voices around you

kept shouting

their bad advice,

though the whole house 

began to tremble

and you felt the old tug

at your ankles.

“Mend my life!”

each voce cried.

But you didn’t stop.

You knew what you had to do

though the wind pried

with its stiff fingers

at the very foundations,

though their melancholy

was terrible.

It was already late

enough, and a wild night,

and the road full of fallen

branches and stones.

But little by little,

as you left their voices behind

the stars began to burn

through the sheets of clouds 

and there was a new voice

which you slowly

recognized as your own,

that kept you company

as you strode deeper and deeper

into the world,

determined to do

the only thing you could do,

determined to save 

the only life you could save.

Nature Spirits…

Nature spirits grow,

nourishing the soul within…

vibrating wholeness.

Words and Image by Magical Normal Life

The Inner Child Within Us…

May our inner child

find protection and healing

in our Creator.

Words and Image by Magical Normal Life

Painting depicts the inner child within me. 🙂

Song in my Heart…

When I feel empty,

spirit calls me to follow

the song in my heart.

Words and image by Magical Normal Life