to the dwindling light
lingering in the sky
into the clouds
soft ethereal skin
bathing in divine radiance
when clouds start forming
know that a storm may come
darkness will envelop you
rain will fall
so go outside
face the rain and start dancing
high beyond the clouds
the sun is shining
out at sea
thoughts process in different patterns
not the familiar, solid earth underneath your feet
deep waters meet the skies above
the horizon stretches out
beckoning your gaze beyond what the eye can hold when on land
you see far, yet you walk little
the contradicting situation grants you a moment
to sit still and contemplate the vastness
to remind oneself of the smallness of you
of the limitlessness of life
and the fact that you are part of it
thus, in fact, you are not small
you are endless
laughing out loud
holding the space
living in love
for every breath
for every one
for every moment
is a gift we get to live
in love, of love, for love
the first rays of the sun caress the mountains and dance with the clouds
a new day begins
light comes in through our eyes, into our hearts and minds, warming our body and soul
igniting us to wake up and embrace the gift of a new day
no matter what came before, or what will come after
only what you have right now, within you
let it shine and light the world up with love
just as the sky forms beautiful sculptures out of thin air, reflecting all colors, shapes and sizes, so can you be the sculptor of your own reality
work with what this world has given you
accept everything you are and everything you are not
give thanks for everything that has been given and taken away from you
create not for you, but for the joy of creating
create for everyone!
let your creations be in service to light and freedom, love and laughter
in the words of mark whitwell, stop looking, start doing
dawn yielding to sun rising over península de osa
at its emptiest, the low tide reveals the rock lines at the bottom of the ocean
waking with the sunrise, the slombering waves begin to swell
resembling the orb we live in, the silver bean reflects its surroundings and bends them along its curves.
in it, i see a beautiful metaphor of life, and the funny ways it twists and bends and comes back around to greet you.
to embrace you.
its given name by anish kapoor, its creator, is ‘cloud gate’.
a fitting frame for chicago’s backyard, the millennium park.
the sun setting in san francisco is one rare, beautiful gift I get to see from my window.
the ever present clouds part for a little while sometimes, letting the splendorous sun warm us before it takes a dip in the pacific ocean.
the rolling hills, the houses, trees, dogs and their owners revel in the tiny bits of sunshine that surprise us every now and then.
the natural and the artificial.
that which is created naturally has always been the source of inspiration for that which has been crafted artificially by human beings since time immemorial.
our ingeniousness to fabricate machines to mimic the natural world and make our lives “easier” has grown out of control into a plethoric dependency we now can not do without.
our inevitable, unavoidable, addictive dependency on machines, and pillaging the earth to make, build and fuel these, has turned our relationship with the planet into a living paradox.
machines encompass everything from where we live, to the way we get around, from the way we communicate, to the comfort that we have come to expect.
it is an insatiable delusion for control that has caused us to ultimately ravage and destroy this planet, our home.
we now have almost complete control over our environment, time and space.
but at what cost?
we must reconsider our relationship with our planet and one another from one of dominion to one of communion.