I have a garden in my mind___in which I walk sometimes____and in the glowing gold____of a setting sun____a rose of courage climbs___and finds its way along the fence___that protects and holds my heart____And all along the walk of love____the flower of peace makes its start____A mockingbird in all its joy____sings deep within the night. ____And rest comes gently drifting down____and I spend my tranquil hours____within the garden of my mind____among the fragrant flowers.
As I grieve Thomas this poem comes to mind. It can be found in Joyce Hifler’s To Every Thing There Is A Season. Chapter 2. I find her books a comfort, and much food for thought. To write so beautifully! AHHHHhhh!
When I think of Thomas, it is like being in this very garden. How lucky I was.
Life is what we make it, it is what path we take. Look to what is good in life, it is there! If we do not experience what is “bad” we do not know what is “good.” It’s the in-be-tween these two things where the balance is found. Simply knowing the difference, so we can make the best choices.
Trusting in Tom, letting him in to my heart, was a good choice, I had already known something quite different. We do not have to remain with what tears us apart, where we can not thrive and be ourselves. Even if the cost seems great at the time. It’s vital not to lose who we are for the sake of others. Being loved for who we are is the ultimate.
Best wishes! Good morning! Let the sunshine in! Or make some of your own! Pejj
I live in Southern Maine. I am the owner of Anisette Studios. My website is https://www.anisettestudios.com/ Here you can view and purchase Shibui, sign up for my newsletters, blog, and read articles about Shibui Found Image Art. Patrons get great deals several times a year and special items at times. My site makes it easy to contact me. My primary art form is Shibui Found Image Art. Shibui begins with action art and stems from the imagination. It is like seeing something in the clouds or solving a puzzle. Its creative process has its own rules and requires what I call reverse engineering due to a lack of an understructure and purely out of the imagination. In addition to those who patron me, my target groups are those who use art therapy. I will soon be teaching live. Contact me if you would like to learn live. I use Zoom. I request that although my art, other images, and what I write is now published by me here on WordPress; I do ask you do not to use my artwork, poetry, or the information about Shibui Found Image Art without my permission. I am quite available to make such requests. I wish to share the following: The existentialist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir wrote a book called The Ethics of Ambiguity. In it, she lays out a guiding ethic in response to the philosophy of existentialism. It might be somewhat familiar to you already. She writes, “To will oneself free is also to will others free. This will is not an abstract formula. It points out to each person concrete action to be achieved.”
Best wishes to all! Have good times and keep safe! Pejj