Cozy is Calling
House bound, imprisoned by the weather, flu or ennui?
Take this as an opportunity to embrace cozy,
Transform loneliness into solitude.
Set off on a magic sofa ride
Dress for adventure
in flannel pajamas and fluffy robe
Sink into soft cushions wrap up in warm blankets
let your imagination take you to
far-a-way places with strange-sounding names.
Meet new people, eat exotic food that
will agree with you.
Climb to great heights and explore deepest canyons
and have enough breath to sing
all without pain.
That’s what can happen when you take
a magic sofa ride!
Nurture Yourself this Thursday.
Posted in Collaboration with Becca Givens creator of Nurturing Thursday
Frequent Contributors to Nurturing Thursday:
Crowing Crone Joss
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Jakes Printers Sunday Post asks for a place to REST.
Let’s Kick Up Our Heals!
Daily Prompt Suggested Singular Sensation so what else could I put for Dance Around Friday! This final number from Chorus Line is reminiscent of old-time Hollywood movies especially those spectacular put out by Busby Berkeley. Have you seen the ones where the stage rises up and spins around then opens to a diving platform and a dancer plummeting into a pool below followed by the chorus line. Now that is a Singular Sensation Ok now I have to find a Mr Berkeley production on YouTube for you.
Before I go there, I think it’s important to remember that the story line of A Chorus Line is about the struggles of young dancers just to be a member of the great multitude of dancer in such a production, and there in lies the irony.
Wow psychedelic man! As they use to say in Berkeley. Dose all those images take your breath away like it does mine? CERTAINLY IS A SENSATION!! and maybe that is what those dancers wanted to be a part of all along.
Goal to live the now suggested by Mary Oliver
The god of dirt
came up to me many times and said
so many wise and delectable things, I lay
on the grass listening
to his dog voice,
frog voice; now,
he said, and now,
and never once mentioned forever
~ Mary Oliver ~
asks us to believe in our goals and we’re half way there. Confession: because I need a hip replacement walking in the woods an knowing nothing is forever seems worthy goals for now.
I’m overflowing with light and delight
more moon lunacy spills out onto my page
First A Blue Moon Haiku
Moon moon, flowers bloom.
Tides rise high, hearts expand.
And now for Elvis singing a very moody Blue Moon. Listen for bongos
they really takes me back to the 60’s. Does anyone know who is singing
back up? Can you name the constellation in the picture. I hope you enjoy being swept away with “a dream in your heart.”
The Power of Fierce Beauty
Inlaid with abalone
Carved from a gourd.
Inscribed with runes
of such fierce beauty
only our the spirals
of our dreams
can ford what it means.
I wonder: What would happen to the hopes and dreams, cares and concerned cooked in such a container or cauldron if you will?
What shifts transformations or transmutations might occur.
Today August 22 the Sun Moves from Summery Leo to Back to School Virgo. Just something else to think about, write about, dream about and share with others. You may use the Images as a prompt if you like. I took it in a little modern art gallery and I don’t know anything else about it except it fascinates me. How does it effect you?
Sparks of creativity are going off all around me.
I had been planing to post this B&W photo of lit fireworks when I opened Lynn Purse’s The Four Elements:Light post where she announces her latest CD. Please go see beautiful video and get a free down load of her music for the Element “light”. Obviously my favorite.
She also enclosed quote from Victor Frankl : What is to give light must endure burning.”
This is what I wrote in my writing class this mourning from all these inspirations
Lost in a dry landscape
walking on crunching grass
afraid any spark will
set my path on fire
at the same time longing for
a bright flame to guide me
toward the the story
about the lush place
I thought was home.
I will endure the dry grass
one step after the other
until there is a lighting strike
or the tender burning of
“Once upon a time…”
I’m going ti file this under Jakesprinters because his prompt Black & White sparked this whole enterprise.
Come on in
“August is the
Backyard of Summer”
have a seat and stay awhile
in the sun
in the shade
with a friend
or catch a nap!
Every where we went in Sanoma County there were Adirondack chairs. They are so comfortable. Which one do you prefer? The lovely lady in the big blue chair is my daughter.