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Strip Me of My Tired Eyes

 

“My destination is no longer a place, rather a new way of seeing.”
— Marcel Proust

 

Strip me of my tired eyes
they have seen far too much
My scarred and broken self
with its shattered hurting visions
All the colours bleached
towards an empty aching grey
all the shapes are bent and blurred
I’ve been looking for revisions

 

Shove me into darkness
so I can learn how to see
Cast away my clothes
leave me naked on the shore
Touch my hungry body
with sounds so soft and rare
then take away my hearing
I don’t need it anymore

 

My connections to the world
I have cast them all aside
No eyes, no ears, no sense of touch
no taste or smell have I
Locked into eternity
I can be reformed
with newly born perceptions
I have begun to fly.
— G A Rosenberg

 

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Cosmic LionCosmic Lion by G A Rosenberg

 

Firefox in the CityFirefox in the City by G A Rosenberg

 

Water-Coloured Memories

 

“Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.”
― Marcel Proust

 

Our memories hold the rough outlines. Oh some of us have eidetic memories and they see details but then filter the image of their past through the lens of emotion which changes the colours and bends things in strange ways. A Photographic memory may be fantastic if you’ve taken a clear picture in the first place but that is something most of us seldom do. If all this is true, if I have some control over how my memory gets filtered, I would rather practice remembering things in their best light. After all if people who affected us in the past whom we hold onto are the tenants in our heads than our memories are the architecture.
Blessings, G

 

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Wishing WellWishing Well of Past Beauty by G A Rosenberg

 

Elder Dweller in the Cosmic CaveDweller in the Cosmic Cave by G A Rosenberg

Discovering Wisdom

 

“We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.”
― Marcel Proust

 

There are a few truisms that have lodged themselves into my brain that I may have to unlearn some day. One of them is that Innocence is the price we pay for wisdom. Is it possible to be both innocent and wise? Perhaps… tho it seems that in order to learn some of the more painful life lessons opened to me I had to become aware of my own capacity for ugliness as well as beauty… and the capacity for the world to hold both as well. Of course I also learned that what may be ugly from one angle in one context can be exquisite from another and to appreciate it all. Of course on this journey to wisdom I am still learning. That may be the most beautiful fact of all.
Blessings, G

 

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Watchful3Awaiting by G A Rosenberg

 

CrossWiredCrosswired by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – March 11 2013

“We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.”
― Marcel Proust

 

Joyful Activities

Light a candle
bring illumination
dispel the darkness

 

Smile
lift the gloom
warm the heart of another

 

Play silly games
Hug a tree
Sing a song that makes you giggle

 

Run around the block
tickle a baby
play with a puppy

 

Say “I love you”
Say “I love you” to your partner
Say “I love you” to a mirror
Say “I love you” to a stranger.

 

Talk deeply with a friend
walk in the woods
walk by a stream

 

Create
Write a poem
Makeup a story
Draw a picture

 

Listen to music that frees your soul
meditate
Feel Gratitude

 

To be continued….

Blessings, G

 

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PriestessPriestess by G A Rosenberg

 

Staring at the Ceiling2Staring at the Ceiling by G A Rosenberg