by Carmen H Gray

The future is yours my darling

An open field that runs horizontal

To your brightest light that reflects

Spread out from the prism of your mind

Perhaps you couldn’t see it my love

Obscured by its very enormity or your own

Running past the well-favored wild heather

Pearl white, emblem of luck and protection

It matters not the tumbles taken, my darling

Only that you keep pressing onward

With certain pauses along the way

For even in hushed stillness

Lies undeniable evolution













The Invincible Summer Within

This morning my father helped me view some things a little differently, as he always does (he has a unique way of looking at the world and I love that about him).  To not see the pause in my daughter’s life as a loss or a missing out on things, but as an alternate focus of her combined gifts to rise above what was necessary to overcome and that she will emerge stronger and more powerful than before.

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
― Albert Camus