I'm going to do things a little differently this time around. Rather than focusing specifically on the blessing (which has, as always, been a big part of my week), I want to instead share all the other pieces art that have held my attention over the past seven days; some of it came from me, some of it was made by friends and some by strangers, some of it is new, some of it is old... All of it has helped me to feel every moment this week.
A poem by my friend, Lisa Diane
when I say, "I love you"
I do not say it with the simplest of meanings, no single layer.
when I say, "I love you",
and give you my eyes,
to look fully upon my heart,
I SEE You.
I honor You,
offer You my smile,
hold your heart in my own,
and respect your freedoms
to be your own,
and walk your path.
I dance my soul around yours,
and bow with thanks if your soul joins in the dance.
And in a touch,
reverently layered on the words,
I am yours, and still my own.
I give you my true self.
I am eternally grateful if even for a moment, You SEE Me.
so much more than a word can say, it is as if our skin becomes entangled and the insides join.
THAT is how much I Love You.
and I still do
with all my heart
"I suppose in the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go.
But what always hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye"
~ Pi Patel, from Life of Pi ~
song written Caity Richards
covered by Mally Smith
You will walk away. You will walk away. You will walk away but not alone. Because I see who we are; we're nothing more or less than shooting stars. And I see where to go; straight ahead not to miss the show, because the sky is full of other head to toe. So when you leave you never leave alone.
I hope the art I've shared this week gives you a little window into my heart, and maybe one into your own heart as well.
Its been a really draining week, but looking back at the art that found its way to my eyes and ears over the past seven days has been healing.
Keep creating, friends.