Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Casual Beauty

There is still
a rosebud
waiting,
dew-moistened
for me.

In this miasma
of  fear
and uncertainty
and mistrust
and doubt,
I remember
that casual beauty
exists,
often hiding
in plain sight.

Ignoring
my cold,
scared
jittery stomach,
I turn
and keep my eyes
forward,
scanning the horizon
for the edges
of the dirty-grey clouds,
squinting hard
looking for
that reluctant,
explosive blue
that I know is still
out there.

Who put all
these treasures
there for me
to find?

Never mind,
it doesn't matter.

Just slow down,
be quiet,
exhale gratitude.

13 comments:

  1. Your final lines give very good advice, though it is getting harder to keep panic at bay each day.

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  2. Mesmerizing..!!❤️

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  3. Love this call for being slow... to find the gentleness... really great.

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  4. A perfect message during this time of rushing chaos. A few hours ago, I nearly gave myself a heart attack due to some fake news. All I had to do was wait a bit... and I would have seen that although things aren't great at the moment, they aren't that bad.

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  5. "Just slow down,
    be quiet,
    exhale gratitude."

    Yep. More of this. #talkingtomyselfagain

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  6. A reminder to see the poetry in our everyday lives... the beauty, the gifts - way too much self-induced hysteria out there these days in my opinion. We've forgotten how important we are and our immediate world around us - sometimes all this social media and 24/7 in your face so called "news" is not benefiting us.

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  7. gratitude is the key to peace and blessing

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  8. Step back, inhale. Listen for your heartbeat, and be grateful when you hear it.

    Elizabeth

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  9. I think it is the casually beautiful things, the things that simply content the heart rather than stop it altogether, that keep us sane in dark days.

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