I took a walk in the woods on a snowy morning and found an old building with a small pane of glass still intact. I was mesmerized by the reflection of the sky and trees in the glass.
January 10, 2014
Many years ago my aunt wrote a poem about the loneliness we often feel and the darkness that sometimes surrounds us. She suggested that we may be selfish in thinking only of our own loneliness. I have thought about that poem countless times in my life.
A good friend recently told me to continue to be a Queen of Hope and to keep the Faith. That is really the key isn’t it, the greatest gift of all. Hope is really everything.
As I wander this old world and wonder at the marvelous moments that unfold I cannot say that I have had epiphanies, but I have had thoughts. In fact I am full of thoughts every day and sometimes this thoughtfulness brings me peace and comfort, if not understanding. It is as if I find myself contented with just a glimmer of purpose, enough to restore my faith, enough to allow a slow inhaling and this deep breathing is joyful.
So I have no real answers for those who too often find themselves walking down long dark roads alone. What I do have is Love and Hope, and a belief in the Connectiveness of us all.
I used to think there would be one moment of acute awareness, you know the “ta da” moment when Enlightenment would wash over my soul and the Cosmos would share all her secrets with me. But that would be the end of the Journey and I do not believe that the Journey ends.
That just isn’t what I have found. I have discovered that the Path is not a straight line and that there are all sorts of dance steps and sometimes I can fly and sometimes the music is all in color and sometimes the fog weighs my body down and it is all I can do to see my hand in front of my face. Within all these moments there is possibility, and the horizon goes on forever, and that just past the limits of our vision is Magic.
So if you feel alone and forlorn just reach out to someone else whose heart is bending low and walk a while with them.
Remember to keep putting one foot in front of the other with occasional side steps and backward dips and leaps and twirls. Keep dancing cause “the beat goes on”.