Dreams are vivid creatures
to the imagination
of the dreamer
How desperately I wish
I could dwell
in the memory of them
And yet …
is a temporary offer
clear as they seem for a moment
curling themselves into the morning mist
which is hauntingly beautiful one moment
and a fleeting memory the next
The clearer you try to imagine them
the more evasive they become
They are not meant to last
or to linger
But hover instead
like the filaments of a dying firework –
hanging in a memory of light,
just above your mind …
just beyond your second sight …
yet close enough
to keep you reaching
all the same
“Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.”
Sometimes I think that I have it all figured out … and then I realize that I absolutely don’t. I’m not sure if I’m caught somewhere between fate playing with destiny, God trying to teach me a lesson, or the devil trying to mess with me. Am I alone in finding it difficult to tell the difference? Like the weather that is forty degrees different from one day to the next, so too are the waxes and wanes of how my days progress. I can feel like I’m completely “there” one moment, and completely “lost” the next.
Maybe it’s a way of staying humble? Maybe it’s a reminder that we are dependent on more than our own strength? Maybe it is just life! Regardless of what it is, or who it is, I want you to know that if you are too tired to fold the laundry … you’re not alone. If you are about as mentally capable as a celery stalk … you’re not alone. If you are thanking the Lord for the invention of frozen pizza on a Tuesday night … you’re not alone. If you are maybe grateful for the STILL leftover Halloween candy because you just need it today … you’re not alone.
No matter what your mood.
No matter what the weather.
No matter if you are a million miles away …
… my friends … thank you for being at the other end of this post, reading my silly strand of words and reminding me that I’m not alone either.
Believe in the good
in better than it was before
in will be
and in always
Believe in wishes
the ones that have come true
the ones that haven’t
the ones that dance on the outermost corners of your imagination
begging to be let out to play
Believe in positivity
find hope in possibility
find tenacity in every sunrise
find perseverance at the core of your obstinate soul
and push who you thought you were to meet a new you
Believe in the spirit
that holds all things finite and infinite together
that breathed life into meaning beyond matter
that carries broken souls and fractured hearts to healing
daring miracles in a world that forgot how to receive them well
Believe in the good
in better late than never
in is now
in here now
“We are human doings, not beings. We strive and we make and we plan and we do, and at the end of each wearying day, we feel unaccomplished with the amount we’ve achieved, focusing instead on what we absolutely must get done tomorrow. Beautiful ones, I don’t think this was life’s plan.” – “The ABC’s of Cozy” – Bella Grace Cozy Issue 2
I was so thrilled to be “on assignment” for Bella Grace Magazine’s second installment of the Cozy issue! I was asked to write, “The ABC’s and 123’s of Cozy.” Friends … it was a delicious experience going A-Z and 1-10 with ideas, suggestions, and comforting conversation about all the ways we can be cozy!
When we moved into our new place, we found that one of our closets was especially large. My husband, being the prince that he is, didn’t even bat an eye when I asked if we could transform the space into a book nook. We took the door off, painted the trim aqua, got some cool drawers for favorite books and hidden surprises, and created a miniature getaway.
I cannot wait to read the rest of “Cozy” in it! Where do you most like to go to escape? Where do you hide in plain sight? Where do you feel most “yourself?”
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