Tag: Hope

JOY in holding fast to dreams . . .

JOY in holding fast to dreams . . .

Hope, Joy, Poetry
“It gets to seem as if way back in the Garden of Eden after the Fall, Adam and Eve had begged the Lord to forgive them and He, in his boundless exasperation had said, 'All right, then. Stay. Stay in the Garden. Get civilized. Procreate. Muck it up.' And they did.”  Diane Arbus  surfacing from mother-sea, we came ~ we came shape-shifting and sighing, living before the prescient moon and under the life-giving sun, we climbed mountains and marched into valleys short-lived, we camped by the riverside, we slept in caves, we cleared the forests, built cities that domesticated us we became sophisticated, forgot our rootedness in the archives of heaven, our shared destiny with the earth, we forsook our history and the stars, invented math, maps and compasses,

there is always spring

Blessings, Hope, poem, Poetry
times are weighty fevered fervent anxious the canvas of your life weeps it is a call to rest ~ to rest to meditate to wait … for spring, a benediction please listen ... there is always spring this week clouds swelled burst into tears overflowed into creeks and rivers crashed into roofs and trees but you're still here a survivor! rebirth renewal relief benediction nothing lasts forever not even this © 2018, Jamie Dedes (The Poet by Day and The BeZine), All rights reserved.  
Gratitude for Naming Pain

Gratitude for Naming Pain

Gratitude
Wow. I can't believe it has been weeks since I posted here. I apologize for that. The past 4 weeks have been a whirlwind of pain for me. I fainted at home alone and injured my hip badly on Thursday afternoon 4 weeks ago. Because my injury is deep within my hip, it took weeks to identify the problem. So in the meantime, I have been on copious amounts of pain meds. My brain is still foggier than a San Francisco bay morning. I have been struck this week by how powerful the process of naming pain is. Even though my injury is disappointingly permanent, just knowing the reason for the pain and the name of the problem has dramatically improved my mood and outlook. Terrible pain of unknown origin for an unknown duration was causing some pretty intense depression. But now I know what is wrong an...