Friday, July 26, 2019

Juxtapositions

Please listen to the music as you read and view:




Think hard.

Think back to a time of your life

when someone bullied you

because you were 

too small
too big
too shy
too quiet
too different


All of the above and more

are characteristics often falsely perceived 

as

weakness.

But you know better, don't you...



I however, did not know better.

So, for years I perceived myself 

as inferior to those in 

school, the workplace and even here

on social media
 

until 

I allowed myself to 

thrust forward 

in the trust



that juxtapositions
are like a cord of three strands
not easily ruptured.
The muscle held in check 

by
the wisdom of gentleness
creates contrasts
misunderstood
by those who
see only with the eyes.
 
To get the full picture


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one must understand

that

when rescued and redeemed
 

a being's gentle power

and 

muscular serenity

are not bullying material

but rather a poem 

of

grateful compassion. 


Like the rescue horse here

in my photos

who was redeemed by her owner

and my friend


I will remember I 

am not weak

but

made stronger

by 

the gentle power

of 

kindness.

 

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Summer Symphony






It doesn't matter 

does it?



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Because nature's 

Summer Symphony

needs 

no translation.


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Starched peony ruffles



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unfold into a malleable dance in accordance

with the 

bel canto

without asking

"What does this mean?"

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   The petals simply listen to the cue of the

cadenza


and let the parquet welcome 

their 

grand finale.


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And all the while

I sway into 

the sunset

of my life's

Summer Symphony.

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