Friday, December 30, 2011

Essential Ethereal Time Transformation

Moment to moment painting with clouds and light . . . A new day unfurls towards a new year. 
A play of light and dark. 
Blues to dream.
 Time to reflect in the beauty of beginnings. 

wide ocean of sky  
constant change as time goes by
racing clouds as years

forming memories
layers of fluidity 
morning to infinity 

soon flowing fainter
our sun the master painter
a palette of fire

burning holes ~ hark!
atmospheric light and dark
splintering the days

minutes become miles
there is joy beneath the piles
an empty canvas

lift the sheets of time
there is no reason for rhyme
live life full awake

knowing essentials
belong to every being
actively engage

appeal for justice
impermanence mirrors life
measuring hours

a new calendar
promises and hope fulfill
self realization

Female Bluebird in Winter

We measure our lives by looking forward and backward at the same time rarely being here.
Janus leads us through the gateway into a New Year, but we are still close to the last and can look back . . . joys and losses . . . things done right and things done wrong . . . paring down and adding on . . .  the chapters of our lives are bound in our determination. 
We might spend nearly equal time in caring for the light as we do for the dark . . . the tragic and the joy. Keeping an essential balance while embracing all. 
Blinders must be cast off and the light of truth let in to illuminate our hearts and minds into needed action. 
Together we have a large voice and the power of our purse. 
If only we would . . . 

May this New Year Bring Us All  Peace and Prosperity in Love and Wisdom. 
May We Live Fully Awake With Strength Enough To Carry Our Life Loads.
May We All Take Responsibility For Our Part In What is Right and What is Wrong.
May Balance Come to Our World and Our Lives.
May Essentials Be Abundant in Every Life . . . A Promise of Full Potential for All . . . That Minds May Flourish Into a Human Tapestry Of Beauty and Love Covering Our One Earth in Peace and Justice.
Sigh . . . If only it could so be.
I am so grateful for the beauty that surrounds me and the time to realize its blossoming within. 
I am thankful for you.
I wish you a World of Joy! 

One last visit this year to Katarina for important essentials.


Katarina said...

Dear Carol, your last paragraph is like a prayer...only much, much better. If only your wish could come true...

I wish you a happy new year, with lots of love and peace. Thank you for being you and sharing your part of the world with us.


Lona said...

So beautiful to see the light breaking in on a new day. They are always different each morning with the changing of the clouds.I have enjoyed your postings and beautiful pictures this year. Have a Blessed New Year Carol.

Anja said...

Kära Carol!

I agree every word from Katarina.

Beautiful and gorgeous and thoughtful!

Happy new year! See you 'around'next year;)))!/Kram, Anja

Annika Christensen said...

Underbar tolkning Carol och underbara bilder. Jag får sådan längtan att bara sitta någonstans och titta rakt upp i himlen.
Gott Nytt År och kram på dig

Country Gal said...

AWESOME ! I love taking photos of the skies and clouds ! Love your new blog look ! Hope you all have a Happy New Year !

sandy said...

I saw just a bit of this, but didn't get any photos. So pretty, and the poem fits perfectly.

NHGarden said...

Stunning blues and words! Great post! said...

Your images are always so beautiful, but this time your words are what took my breath away.I hope the new year brings you more beauty and joy.

Randy Emmitt said...

Well stated indeed. Enjoyed the photos. Peace love and happiness in the new year.


rkbsnana said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

Bridget said...

Fab pics, beautiful words, perfection!
Hope you have a happy, peaceful and contented 2012.

Gillian Olson said...

What beautiful pictures and wonderful words. I enjoyed my visit immensely.

Eva said...

You have offered so much in your peaceful blues (I find bare trees against the sky utterly moving), the sweet bird (blue?) and your words that are, indeed, what Katarina wrote: "like a prayer." So, I will say Thank You for your faithful and dedicated observations and renderings over the years. May you prosper and continue to enchant and inspire us.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Dear Carol, thank you for this wonderful post and absolutely beautiful images! Have a Happy and Healthy New Year!

ladyfi said...

Beautiful words and shots. Those blues are quite gorgeous!

Gela said...

Happy New Year/Gela

Lisa said...

I am happy to share your prayer! It's inspiring to get into your blog, the world needs inspiring people! Fantastic post with great pictures of the beautiful sky. Thanks for the poem, I save it in my caches. Wish you all the best of the new year. Light and joy! Kram !
Lisa/Lisas trädgård

Moa said...

Wish you a Happy New Year and thanks for all the beautiful pictures that you always show us .. hug / Moa

Foxglove Lane said...

What a wonderful uplifting set of photographs. Those dark skies really remind me of home too. Let the light return honey, and have a wonderful 2012. Thank you for all your support and positivity during last year:~)

Island Threads said...

hello Carol, many thanks for your christmas wishes I hope you had a pleasant christmas,

wishing you a happy new year and all the best for 2012, Frances

Autumn Belle said...

Beautiful post, Carol. Wishing you Happy New Year 2012!

Tammie said...

your words are inspired, full of care and power. thank you for being brave to express yourself and inspire us. such awesome vast skies you are sharing, thank you.

lovely last day to you~

Laila said...

You really captured the essence of the word essential!
Wish you a Happy New Year 2012!

Kristina Bonander said...

Lovely images and words.
I wish you a Happy New Year 2012 with a lot of experiences and wonderful times in your garden.
Warmest regards

Heather @ whats blooming this week said...

Stunning and beautifully written, Carol. Thank you for starting our year off in the right direction.

It's been a while since I've been visiting my favorite garden blogs, your's being amongst my favorites. I'm glad I'm back.

Bom said...

Great images. Love the contrast of the earth and the skies.

Happy New Year! May 2012 bring you peace, prosperity and plants.

Andrea said...

Dear Carol, every word in the last paragraph counts, so meaningful, and like Katarina i also think it is almost like prayer. So i will say Amen to that! It really is for all of us. There is a school of thought "BE-DO-HAVE", so let's enjoy our blessings no! Another one says let us not focus on the wish or the hope, because it will manifest as wish and hope. We should focus on the outcome, for us to be reaping the outcome, be-do-have! We are healthy, contented, and happy, let us rejoice.

scottweberpdx said...

Lovely post...and a Happy New Year to you as well!

ruma said...

Happy new year 2012.

 The layers of sky seems to play calm and harmony with us.

  Your time is yours, with your heart.
  The prayer for all peace.
Close spring, ruma ❃

Gardeningbren said...

So very touching. The photos perfectly compliment your words. Happy New Year.

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