being seen

hazel meadows

while you’re in the waiting room

gathering the nerve

to be seen,

seen for who you really are,

remember that the wait

is not time wasted.

part of being seen

is understanding the parts of us

before we show them off.

and once you know

each and every part

and know that all the others

will see you

with the same eyes that I see you

then the wait will be over

and you will no longer

have the fear

of being seen.

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Heaven Or Hell

Connecting Beyond

smile or frown
heaven or hell

admiration or scorn
heaven or hell

peace or discord
heaven or hell

acceptance or criticism
heaven or hell

tranquility or anger
heaven or hell

kind or cruel
heaven or hell

love or hate
heaven or hell

Which will it be for us today, heaven or hell? We really do create our reality. No one else does. Even when walking through land mines created by someone else, we have the ability to remain securely calm. With persistent practice we all can maintain our sense of smooth sailing if we choose to do so.

That means not hooking into the storm someone else is creating. That is on them, not us! When we try to reason, debate or reach out with love in the midst of that storm, that storm will only intensify. The irate person wants only to fight. Our hearts will notify us when…

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Icy Dicey

Connecting Beyond

Dusting my macro lens off, metaphorically speaking that is, I went outside to see what I possibly could find as treasure. Our bushes out front caught my eye so I drew in closer to them. Sure enough, I began to see the possibilities of what I could create. Looking at and studying the terrain, therein I began my adventure.

I do not like to admit this, but I think my shooting in manual focus days are over while taking pictures with my macro lens. I don’t seem to be able to still this body enough to have shake-less shots. I’m sighing as I write these words, believe me. Being the optimist I am, however, I’ll see how things go as my macro season progresses. Perhaps the shaking will lessen as I strengthen my macro muscles.

By the time I returned inside our house, my toes were truly good and frozen…

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