Hello dear friends and readers one and all,
This post's title is a lyric line from my song "Conversation". I haven't posted in a while. My muse was always with me but I had tons of mundane tasks that are now either done and out of the way or piled up in a dusty stack in a remote corner of my mind (I was going to say "brain" but realized that could sound a bit scary :) I've just taken a deep, wonderful breath ... aahhh. Now to weave some amazing thoughts into our pattern of lace.
I'd like to first tell you about my dog's sitter and friend, Jennifer the Pet Nanny. Jennifer took the lovely picture you'll see currently at the top of the pix column; in it Ruby was in the process of lifting her right paw to shake hands. Jennifer is such a loving, capable, pleasant person that I highly recommend her for anyone in the Knoxville area who has a pet needing regular or occasional care and companionship. Her contact number is (865) 216-6118.
I'd like to share with you some quotes that I particularly like, each one is on a different emotional level and is personally special to me.
The first is:
"Even this late it happens;
The coming of love, the coming of light.
You wake and the candles are lit as if by themselves,
Stars gather, dreams pour into your pillows". ... by Mark Strand.
The second is:
"The wondrous voice, the voice of the one who attends to the cries of the world,
The noble voice, the voice of the rising tide surpassing all the sounds of the world,
Let our mind be attuned to that voice.
Put aside all doubt and meditate on the pure and holy nature of the one who regards the cries of the world,
Because that is our reliance in situations of pain, distress, calamity, death.
Perfect in all merits, beholding all sentient beings with compassionate eyes,
Making the ocean of blessing limitless,
Before this one, we should incline." ... by Thich Nhat Hanh.
The third is:
"Soul is something creative, something active. Soul is honesty. I sing to people about what matters. I sing to people who accept it like it is. There are tears when it's sad and smiles when it's happy. It seems simple to me, but to some, feelings take courage"... by Aretha Franklin.
And to those awesome words I'd like to add my own little one-liner: "We are all in the same cosmic canoe'"... Clara the Lady Wolf.
Please, if you haven't, check out my music video "Fantastik Five". And if you like it, click on the You Tube "Like" tab. Please also send your blog comments to the blog; it's easy, just click on Anonymous. Thank you :) Peace and blessings.