Dreams…

Fleeting memories

of enchanted dreamers fill

the winsome, star filled sky.

Poetry and Images by Magical Normal Life

Love Story…

Affection in furry form. Breathtaking love of my life.  

Even now, my heart is fractured as I think of Yuri. 

However, he is still here.  

Influencing and showing his presence with a yearning of meaning.

Magical  music glides over mosaic remembrances and in certain moments

The holy hollowness of my heart beats the passion of  a peaceful spirit, 

Gentleness glistening in the sweet memories of long walks and silent conversations. 

Still here, in my mind, in my heart a steady gaze tells me he is silently with me. 

How can it be that this gentle  dog still grips my heart in grief…

He was the one who guided me through  healing

A  path of heartache that had clenched  and paralyzed me with fear.

He helped in maneuvering the treacherous waters of life, so I began to  believe in myself. 

The tears I shed are big, real tears of  sorrow and loss. 

Yet I am healed through his everlasting devotion of hope.

And life lessons continue to lead me in the love that is waiting for me within the eyes of nature.

This image is part of the https://islandinthenet.com/52-week-smartphone-challenge/ The topic is Love Story. My son shot this with his iPhone 6 witnessing me saying goodbye to Yuri. He was 13 and crippled with arthritis. We were fortunate that we were able to put him down in his beloved backyard. I am convinced that Yuri was and will always be an Angel. Photo is cropped and edited in snapseed.

Clarity

The clear sharp lines of reality bring both fear and hope within ourselves,

Yet the simplicity of clean reflections hold the innocence of a single thought.

Poetry and Image by Magical Normal Life

This image is part of the https://islandinthenet.com/52-week-smartphone-challenge/ The topic is Unfiltered. I used my iPhone 10. Photo is cropped and slightly edited the brightness and shadows to give focus.

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. 🙂

Reflection…

I sit between the wise, noble tree 

And it’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!