Sending Love…

Deep pink petals

absorb the pain of past hurts.

Sending love and light.

Words and Image by Magical Normal Life

Prayer of Loving-Kindness

May we all be at peace.

May all our hearts remain open.

May we all awaken to the light of our own true nature.

May we all be healed.

May we all be a source of healing for all beings.

One version of the Loving-Kindness Metta. May everyone be blessed this day. Photo by Magical-Normal Life

Nature Goes On…

Today I woke up

to the morning song of birds.

Just like yesterday.

Words and Image by Magical Normal Life

Always My Little One…

Sometimes life leads in

unexpected directions.

Know that you are loved!!

Words and Image by Magical Normal Life

Wait for me among the stars…

Wait for me among the stars

Where whirling moonbeams wander afar.

My heart it longs for holding you close

Yet your whispering voice is disappearing and I suppose

That although we must meet again,

The galaxies bring distance to our love.

Please wait for me among the stars

Where whirling moonbeams wander afar.

The stardust may keep our souls apart

Yet I know our spirits will speak in tones of our heart-

Felt language for each others dreams,

And galaxies will again entangle our love.  

Words and Image by Magical Normal Life

A Valentine wish…

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day :). My wish is for everyone to be surrounded by love, whether it be romantic, family, friends or furry babies. 💕 This is Buttercup enjoying some Valentine roses.

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

Happiness is…

Just a little picture of joy.

Poetry and Images by Magical Normal Life

Christmas

I love Christmas! But Christmas brings me heartache. Even now, 29 Christmases later, I can still feel the tugging of grief’s influence on the corners of my heart. Perhaps I am feeling the sadness of years past because I have witnessed many of my friends deal with heartbreaking loss this year. Or it could be the fact that our dear 2 year old Poodle is slowly losing his battle to a wicked case of meningitis. I can’t explain the mysteries of grief or its stubborn hold on my life. But I can look back at my 29 years of experience and see how I have changed. These, of course, are my thoughts and experiences of grief. We are all different and my hope is that each person can find a nugget of peace or hope from my experience.

Twenty-Nine years later I no longer:

  • Am paralyzed by the raw, exposed pain.
  • Am covered with a blanket of depression.
  • Wake up in the middle of the night so nauseated with grief that I throw up for hours.
  • Am Sick all of the time.
  • Dread every anniversary or holiday.
  • Am overcome with grief every time an airplane crashes.

I still…

  • Miss my family everyday.
  • Cry
  • Feel lonely, especially during holidays or special life events.
  • Talk to them.
  • Am deathly afraid to fly in a small plane.
  • Am fearful of dying in an accident.
  • “Freak out” during snow storms.

However…

  • I understand how precious life is.
  • I realize I can survive whatever life has to offer.
  • I have true love.
  • I have children and grandchildren to love and cherish.
  • I have some insight into how pain and tragedy affects others, including my students.
  • I have a meaningful purpose in my career as an educator
  • I have dear friends and adopted family.
  • I feel a deep connection with nature and the spiritual.
  • I am still fully alive and love this wonderful magical normal life I live.

If you have recently lost a loved one, please know I am thinking of you during this difficult holiday season. May you find the glimpses of love and hope that will eventually fill your life once again. If you lost your loved one years ago, please know I am thinking of you during this difficult holiday season. May you hold in your hearts the sweet glimpses of Christmases past.

Words by Magical-Normal Life. Image taken by Grandpa.