beautiful asking….

Last month,  Relyn of “”
asked me if I’d like to write a guest post during her April celebration of passion.
Sure!  I’m pretty passionate so I’ll just plunk it down on paper
and that will be fun….nice and easy.
  Okay,  so my passion is for………well, it’s just so much.
Hmmm.  What is my passion?
I didn’t know where I’d land or what twists and turns would get me there,
but it was beautiful to be asked
so I headed inward to explore.
By the way,  Relyn is a teacher
….one of the ones we all wish we’d had.
Her heart is a gentle fireside that invites others to unfold
and let down their dreams for the seeing,
like a long, sandy beach that beckons us to walk a little further
in wonder over what we may find next.
Something about her asking soothed me deeply.
Maybe even healed something.
Like all good teachers,  Relyn has a way
of helping others with their becoming.
Becoming is such a messy process
….not predictable or perfectly plotted.
Gifted teachers learn to work with,  not against, it.
I want to become like these.
We reveal our trueness to the curiuous,
not the controlling.
I want patience and wonder
to replace assumption and prediction,
I’m so grateful for souls that ask.
and see what I found,
if you like.
( passion for ripples!)
-you’ll likely find yourself returning to visit
Relyn’s gentle place
again and again.
me this week…… becoming.



  1. ELK on April 16, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    so happy to see your smiling face today and so enjoyed your post as are one special lady..blessings as you are becoming…

  2. PaperPumpkin on April 17, 2011 at 12:25 am

    A beautiful becoming indeed!

  3. beth on April 17, 2011 at 1:07 am

    i think you are passionate about life and color and everything living !!
    that's a very good thing !!!

  4. Nature Poems on April 17, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Beautiful write and really great blog. Love it 🙂
    Take Care
    Marinela x
    Short Poems

  5. S. Etole on April 17, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    you share the deep
    places of the heart
    in such
    beautiful ways …

  6. dulcy on April 17, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    I did read your post over at Relyn's (good friend, we taught together for some years). She is a treasure! Jennifer, what a nice find to see that you posted a shot of your gorgeous self. Just another tiny peek into your lovely world…..

  7. Mary on April 17, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    love this you that you are and are becoming.

  8. rachel awes on April 18, 2011 at 10:24 am

    i read it/gorgeous reflection & art!!
    & love your photo here..beautiful of you!
    i too love the visit of curiosity.

  9. Bren on April 18, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    love the picture of you and so enjoyed reading what you wrote for Come Sit By My Fire. Great stuff and it's so good to see your work getting out there for more people to read and be touched by.

  10. Just Be Real on April 18, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Lovely post Jen. Lovely to see you as well. Blessings to you dear one.

  11. Jeanie on April 20, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    I loved your post at Relyn's blog — and I'm so glad you enjoyed mine. I must say, it does sound like we are rather kindred spirits — and I just love that!

  12. Paul C on April 20, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    A poignant reflection on the nature of becoming…'I want patience and wonder
    to replace assumption and prediction,…' beautiful lines.

  13. Barefoot from Heaven on April 21, 2011 at 6:12 am

    Goodmorning Beautiful…you look very pretty this day. And your becoming…those lines are awsome. I'll have a peek at the blog you recomend.
    May your day be blessed.
    And thanks for the kind words on my blog yesterday my friend.
    Hugs Dagmar

  14. Erin Butson on April 23, 2011 at 3:00 am

    beautiful words, jennifer. yes life is so messy & i keep trying to make it unmessy. such a good reminder to embrace the mess. i keep thinking about those tulips! how everything we plant right this minute will effect eternity… and we have to wait and wait. and how so many of the blessings we are reaping now were sown so long ago… always love your words.

  15. Laura~DancesWithTeddyBears on April 24, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Your words are filled with promise, and hope.
    Sometimes we forget
    that we can truly be.
    You are beautiful, in every way!

  16. Wanda on May 7, 2011 at 10:32 am

    I'm stopping by via Relyn's "living passionately" series. I enjoyed your post there and love the look and feel of your own blog. Wishing you wild…

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