Sunday Serenity: Dormancy

Sunday serenity. Boy, do I need it.

We all need it.

We all need to be able to compartmentalize our lives enough that we can find some respite from these unusually challenging times.

So much change. So much uncertainty. So much potential. So much promise.

Yet, every birthing of the new requires the passing of the old. We cannot suffer and thrive at the same time. We must make a choice. What do we give up? What do we keep? What do we embrace so we can create the life we want?

This old apple tree, which has been battered by ice storms and had pieces of it grafted back together more than once, is dormant for the winter, but a few weeks from now it will begin its next great awakening. It will blossom full of promise for the new growing season.

That’s what I wish for myself, and for you. These unusual times have forced many of us into dormancy, but like the apple tree that sleeps and renews itself for the coming season we too have the potential to step into a revitalized and fruitful way of being.

And so, wherever you are, and whatever your struggles right now, I wish you strength, I wish you joy, and I wish you resilience. This too shall pass.

Oh yes, and I wish you some Sunday serenity.

Thanks for visiting,

Dorothy

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Sunday Serenity: Perfect Imperfection

In a society pre-occupied with the “perfect” look (whatever that is) it’s comforting to know that nature is somehow perfect, and supremely beautiful, in its imperfection.

We can be, too.

Thanks for visiting,

Dorothy

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Promenade

Promenade 1200 WM

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My eyes always brighten at the sight of a beautiful swan. It is grace, beauty and dignity rolled into a feathery white package that says look, but don’t touch.

We could all learn a thing or two about setting healthy and appropriate boundaries from our friend the swan.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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Aimwell CreativeWorks

If not this moment …

Medicine 1200 WM

Medicine Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta

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This morning I am reminded that life is fragile. That every moment is a moment into which we must pour our entire heart and believe we are more than we know.

If not this moment … when?

Thanks for visiting,

Dorothy

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Aimwell CreativeWorks

Remembering …

Remembrance II

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Their blood was lost;

In battle died

While far away

Their mothers cried.

The war not theirs,

But fought they did

For noble cause

Their bodies bled.

With open heart

And focused mind

They gave their all

For humankind.

Remember them,

Forget them not,

Our precious freedom

Their lives bought.

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Stream of consciousness words for a day of remembering.

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Archie Gordon

A salute to my great uncle, Flight Engineer Archibald Don Gordon, Bomber Command 405 Squadron killed in action April 6, 1942 over the Bay of Biscay, France. He was 23 years old.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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