Tag: love

  • Lightness in Dark

    Lightness In Dark by Carmen H Gray Delicate petals From an evening primrose Open in the darkness Saving its peak formation For nightfall Living inversely Poignant and winsome Propagating In infertile places Where other flowers Refuse to grow

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  • Worthiness

    “I will not be “famous,” “great.” I will go on adventuring, changing, opening my mind and my eyes, refusing to be stamped and stereotyped. The thing is to free one’s self: to let it find its dimensions, not be impeded.”-Virginia Woolf Worthiness by Carmen H Gray She steps onto the stage The audience holds their […]

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  • Fear Not

    For Gina, Who Is Stronger Than She Thinks by Carmen H Gray Expose It The “what if” Let it subside From your warrior heart Watch it dissipate Like the giant wave That has finally broken Spreading itself longingly Onto the shore of your soul Reshaping energy From the overwhelming Anticipatory energy Into a peaceful Gentle […]

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  • The Alchemy of Love

      A crown with divine (feminine) life ascending from it; thorns pushing up against three budding red roses inside the crown.  This is the visual I put together in my head to have inked onto my lower back today.  A representation of power, feminine beauty, pain, love, and life. The Alchemy of Love You come […]

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  • Reconstruction

     “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom”-Anaïs Nin Life sends us signals to let go, open ourselves up to new opportunities and see new vantage points constantly.  But choosing to live like this involves courage, fearlessness, a leap of […]

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  • Across the Universe

    People come and go throughout our lives.  They cross our paths again and again and it never ceases to feel unfamiliar…as if time looked away to grant us the gift of illusion of permanence.  That is a true gift in this fast. spinning, crazy world.  A gift to hold close to the heart. in time […]

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  • Ladybugs

    Today was a beautiful day.  We were able to finally reunite these two young warrior girls together and revisit their parallel journeys with lymphoma this summer/fall/winter.  What a mighty love I could feel among our families.  We are neighbors, after all.  We have seen each other sporadically at the neighborhood pool in past summers.  Our […]

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  • The Sweetness in Real Time

    My daughter and one of her best friends, who happens to be a boy Caring transcends imaginary social boundaries that we create. Today, after my daughter’s appointment with her oncologist (a check up, which revealed fantastic blood counts and all things wonderful still), we headed to the art store (I’m beginning to think this art […]

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  • i shall imagine life

    When I was a little girl, I collected stickers and I loved them so much, I couldn’t use them.  I kept them carefully stashed away in my box of beautiful journal paper that I didn’t dare mar with ink.  Too beautiful to use. So precious to me that I eventually forgot all about them and […]

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  • Lucky August 20, 2014 5:27 p.m.

    My good friend Justin (who we visited in Portland this summer) reminded me that our mighty heroine was lucky enough to find a 4 leaf clover on his property one day-she just happened upon it. Or, maybe, as Justin so eloquently put it, “the only person I’ve known to find a four leaf clover, found […]

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