Beautiful mystery

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I feel tired. Weary. It is bone-deep and my spirit wanes. Ever been there – when all you want to do is curl up in bed and sleep. Well, that’s me, and I did just that.

My usual thinking self asked, “why?” Practically I can point to work, to my responsibility as a parent, a daughter and the personal will to achieve as possible causes.

Intuitively however I know these are not the reason. Frankly, I don’t know why. And I don’t need to know why. This weariness is a sign, of change, of transition, of transformation, perhaps. It is incumbent upon me to put the thinker/problem-solver me to rest for now, and call upon the nurturer, the carer who says “go easy” and the spiritual one who whispers “time will tell”.

There is much I would like to do, much to accomplish, much I ought to do… But there is no need.

There is nothing that cannot be put down or pushed back a little. Slow is necessary in this fast-paced on-demand world. Time and tide waits for no one, I agree and the presumption is “no one” is indeed in the race with time and tide. Slow is relative. We can step off the tracks, or choose a different race, or not even be in the stadium. We can have space. If only for a while.

What I can be is to be present in this moment; and within each moment to make the best decision I can. To be mindful to do so with kindness and compassion, for myself and those whom I come into contact. If all I can do in the moment is to “do no harm” and if that is all there is, I am grateful.

 

As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow. ~ A C Benson

 

~ FlorenceT

 

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There is peace here

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There are moments when one is at peace
driving along a busy road
where sound is not noise
where society is a welcome sight
a reminder that life is simple.

Saw a man sitting on a bench
on a train platform teeming with life
He had headphones on and a book to read
cocooned within an invisible sphere
Perhaps it’s imagined or a wish
but you look protected from the world
even as you were within it
On that platform there was stillness
that’s missing from this world
in the aftermath of all the stories
of violent deaths and despair.

Simplicity does not seem possible
quiet persists in eluding us
but one could only see from one’s eyes
what the world is made of
but what do I know?

~ FlorenceT

 

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Silk bonds #Haiku Challenge 169 @RonovanWrites

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RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 169 with prompt words – Silk, Skin

 

Silk bonds unyielding
on skin, claiming possessing,
Two minds embracing.
~ FlorenceT

 

 

 

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To say goodbyes

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To say goodbyes

I learned to say goodbyes
quick and short
with a cheery countenance,
Refusing to dwell in
the heartbreaks
each farewell always bring.

I learned to hope, to dream
anticipate
bright futures coming true,
Bracing a little, watchful
believing
love will conquer much.

I learned to sleep alone
warm and safe
my imagination on,
Within the crook of your arms
the promise of
greeting another dawn.

~ FlorenceT

 

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It’s probably me

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Here’s the soulful voice of Gregory Porter.

“It’s probably me” was first released in 1992 through a collaboration of Sting, Eric Clapton, Michael Kamen and the incredible saxophonist, David Sanborn.

Enjoy!

 

~ FlorenceT

 

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Lavender #Haiku Challenge 168 @RonovanWrites

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RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 168 with prompt words – Sweet, Scent

 blooms reminiscent
  the sweet fragrance of life, spring
in purple-hazed love.
~ FlorenceT

 

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Delight #Haiku Challenge 165 @RonovanWrites

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RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 165 with prompt words – Passion, Play

 

 

 Emoting depth, its
Desire intense and pure,
Vocals reign delight.
~ FlorenceT

 

 

 

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