Weightless

A bird of prey hangs in a flawless blue sky

Wings motionless riding thermals

Tipping slightly to the left and then the right and then the left again

It all appears effortless, as though gravity is merely a suggestion

And this bird is not suggestible

“Why do they do that?” she asks

I try to imagine the boundless freedom of weightlessness

Tensing muscles in an intricate pattern of calculated ease

In order to catch the currents just right

So that I might be suspended in endless blue

Surveying all I see from the heights to which my wings have taken me

Reveling in the peace my efforts have wrought

High above it all

With the wind in my face and the sun on my back

I imagine all this and I answer “If you could, why wouldn’t you?”

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[this moment]

Borrowed from SouleMama (picture is mine though):

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

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Remembering 9/11

A year after September 11th I wrote a poem that I have reposted every year since. Last year I chose to revisit the poem and rewrite it to reflect where I have come. I realize I am not as angry as I once was and I am far more hopeful. That is due in large part to the incredible volume of amazing individuals committed to positive change that have come into my life since then, the chief among them my own beautiful baby girl. Today it is important to remember, but it is also important to continue to heal. Hug the people you love and let them know how they make your life better. Kiss your children and make sure they understand they are a gift. Be kind to strangers. Be gentle with yourself.

xoxo

S

Ten Years

ten years have passed

somedays it feels a world away

others only yesterday

i still remember the feeling

like the world was reeling

ten years have passed

i’m not angry anymore

but i am sick and tired of war

there is still an empty space

that will never be replaced

i feel my hope returning

and each day i am learning

more about the beauty of humanity

more about how the world can be

if we stop shouting each other down

and listen

because in that place of receiving

we will see we are all still grieving

for the loss of innocence and love

because regardless of who you believe is above

when all is said and done

we are one

We Are One

[this moment]

Borrowed from SouleMama (picture is mine though):

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

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[this moment]

Borrowed from SouleMama (picture is mine though):

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

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[this moment]

Borrowed from SouleMama (picture is mine though):

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

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[this moment]

Borrowed from SouleMama (picture is mine though):

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

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[this moment]

Borrowed from SouleMama (picture is mine though):

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

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[this moment]

Borrowed from SouleMama (picture is mine though):

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

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[this moment]

Borrowed from SouleMama (picture is mine though):

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

If you’re inspired to do the same, leave a link to your ‘moment’ in the comments for all to find and see.

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