kisses and kings…..

I lay my mind down firm beneath the tree
my back grateful against floor warmed by short stay of sunshine,
heart heavy for my mister
on his George Baily bridge,
a blizzard of discouragement bearing down hard
injustice stinging
sharp bites to his face,
hard to see clear.

My eyes nuzzle deeper into sweet smelling fir tree
squinting to take in the twinkle,
hungry for sight my eyes alone can’t do
…..please take me there.

There in that dream-like place of seeing true
I saw a checkerboard;  my mister was the red
and the game was hurting on him bad
and his eyes met mine
in that place where I feel helpless
and desperate with  “what can I do?”
and his spirit whispered “King me“.

I squint and puzzle “king me?”
leaning in hard to see.
even as my mind rolls it’s eyes
and I watch my hand reach to my lips
and pluck a red checker
like a spoken kiss
and place it feather-light on his head.

I speak and release the checker……”be free to find fresh vision,”
…..Life-strength surged into his piece and he became more focused and aware of options.

“be free to attract solutions and synchronicity,”
……another surge of spark.

“Be released to let heaven help you,”
….and so it went on.

Infusion of hope nourished me deep
as I sent out living words to find his spirit
like blowing heavendust to seek and settle
where he needed to “be kinged.”

And as I left the living sparkles on the floor beneath the tree,
back to scary spreadsheets and toilets tainted with flu,
I touched my lips and blew a kiss
wrapped around spiritwords
“sweetheart,  be free to feel Love’s opinion of you… believe it,  to agree,  to live out that truth.”
And somehow I began to feel it too.  For him.  For me.  For all of you.

I send you kisses of light!

Giveaway results:
Hooray for Marion,  whose name was plucked from the bucket,  winning the space in class!
I hope this brings her even more Joy and Wonder.  (check out her fantastic blog)
I wish I could bring you all.   I do.


  1. Peggy on December 9, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Your photographs are so brilliant that they almost twinkle and I cupped my heart around the warm glow of your words.

  2. Bren on December 10, 2011 at 4:47 am

    Powerful words and imagery Jen, fresh hope stirred. Love the photos and how you are finishing them out, you need to use them as your computer wallpaper, lift your spirits every time you go on the computer 🙂

  3. rachel awes on December 10, 2011 at 7:14 am

    sweetheart, are you sick? xox
    i love the spirit language of king me. + how the response is a kiss.
    + i love the paradox of how you need to be on the floor to feel such a lift.
    speaking of synchronicity, JUST YESTERDAY, i did some writing about laying under the christmas tree + opening to wonder.
    gorgeous photos too! looooooooove to you!

  4. Kathy on December 10, 2011 at 7:32 am

    This may be a new favorite. King me. Love this. Hope you are all well from flu germs, though. Kathy

  5. Louise G on December 10, 2011 at 8:39 am

    You entrance my spirit
    lift my soul
    and set my fancy
    flying freely
    into wonder
    I go
    on the flow
    of your words
    wrapped up
    in the beauty
    of your photos.

    and yes…. is there flu in your house (love how you wrote that btw) though don’t love the ‘idea’ of it being in your home!


  6. LindyLouMac in Italy on December 10, 2011 at 8:45 am

    What amazing colours 🙂

  7. Debi Minter on December 10, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Your words and photo’s touched my heart and soul. I love these words… especially KING ME. And with a kiss the blessings flow. Sigh…

  8. S. Etole on December 10, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    This leaves me a bit speechless with all the wonder and the words that speak royalty.

  9. Kel on December 10, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    thanx for sharing this gift with us
    a little bit of real shine
    amid the fake tinsel

  10. Lee Ann G. on December 10, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Beautiful words and shining photos Jen! I have missed Y♥U and your blog. So sorry I haven’t stopped by lately. We have a kitchen under destruction and remodeling after having a water leak that ruined our floors in the kitchen and bedroom closet. Been kind of living in chaos, with everything shoved in the living room until the remodel is all done. Thank heaven for good homeowners insurance and I will have a new beautiful kitchen when this is all finished. (hopefully all finished in about a week and a half- just in time for my daughter and family from PA to come and stay with us the week after Christmas!) Blogging has had to take a backseat for now, but I wanted to stop by and see you for a moment.

    My heart is smiling again now that I came by to see you Jen!
    ♥Lee Ann

  11. Liz on December 11, 2011 at 1:23 am

    …my right hand to heaven, my *dear* *dear* friend, I *just* finished watching my DVD of “It’s a Wonderful Life”, right before I logged on and read this post of yours, and so your post and the meaning in it was all the more poignant for my recent viewing of what you referenced here…

    ….I prayed, Jen, for footing for you both……for the path to be broadened beneath you so that your “feet do not slip” (2 Sam 22:37)…..

    so much love, my friend…..praying for Grace to scoop you up tonight and cushion it all……

    “all is well and all is well and all manner of things shall be well.” -Julian of Norwich


  12. JBR on December 11, 2011 at 6:32 am

    Simply lovely Jen. Blessings.

  13. Poetic chronicles on December 11, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Words are like nourishment for the soul. So I think, and so I feel, reading YOUR words!

  14. Marcie on December 11, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    What exquisitely beautiful color and sparkly light. And the words – are so heartfelt and perfect!

  15. Mom on December 11, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Absolutely magnificent, Jen! “King me”! That’s who we are.

  16. Lynn on December 11, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Jennifer, your words touch my heart with great depth of the sorrow and illness you have been battling. But the color of the images as you paint words to them are so powerful “King me”… Hope and faith returning and your loving ringing out. Blowing kisses out to you and to all your family. Sweet, sweet restful sleep to all of you! May you find that peace in your heart and let it remain. For Faith comes by believing… you are a beautiful heart with words sending beacons of hope, love and peace throughout those who have the fortune to find your words and read them. Be gentle with yourself my dear friend. Be gentle with the world around you. Be gentle!
    Lynn Wilkinson

  17. Cousin Cathy on December 11, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Simply amazing pictures followed by beautiful words. What a great way to end the day reading your blog. Thanks for sharing your heart with us.

  18. Cheri Wollenberg on December 11, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Absolutely beautiful imagery in your intense and brilliantly colored photos and “soul” words. We’ve been in the process of moving to a different state for 6 weeks and I haven’t had much time to read blogs….I always think when I get here that “My goodness, how does she do it? Words of magic, healing, beauty, but the greatest of all is LOVE. I must not wait too long before going back to her blog.” Thanks again, dear Jennifer. Merry Christmas.

  19. Julia Of Petals and Wool on December 11, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Jennifer, your words come rippling through like a drops of rain on a still pond. You always think so deeply and express yourself like only you can.
    Infusion of hope nourished me deep, as I sent out living words to find his spirit, like blowing heavendust to seek and settle where he needed to “be kinged ” sounds so much filled with love.
    Your poems are always filled with soul moving vibrations.
    Hugs. JB

  20. Barbara on December 11, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    So beautiful and powerful. I wish I could ‘king’ all of those dear to me who are on that George Bailey bridge right now. Thank for this!

  21. Patti on December 12, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Jennifer, I haven’t visited your blog for some time. I headed over to see what you had to say after reading Lisa’s comment on FB. So glad I did…. lovely….stirring….beautiful. You have such a gift for words…they touched me very deeply.

  22. missing moments on December 13, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Your photos and words sparkle with life!

  23. Christina on December 13, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    all the sparkly goodness here, warms my heart.

  24. Eydie on December 14, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Reading your words
    is always one of my favorite
    times of the day.
    Love your brilliant colors …
    you always dazzle me with you words.
    much love to you and your family.

  25. jeanie on December 15, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Beautiful, Jen. Powerful, evocative, expressive. And the images are fabulous!

  26. Anita on December 16, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    I’m so sorry for your misters troubles; the world can be so cruel. My mister was in that place of dealing with his own George Bailey bridge at this time last year, so I am all too familiar with the helplessness and frustration you feel. The power of your love and your unwavering support will strengthen him.
    Love and prayers to both of you during this time of both struggle and holiday celebration.
    xo, Anita

  27. Connie Smiley on December 20, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Jennifer of the Beautiful Words, thank you for sharing your journey with us. Even your tears are precious in God’s sight. Praying this Christmas for comfort and joy for you and your mister.

  28. Zaiyah on May 24, 2014 at 3:31 am

    How could any of this be better stated? It contdu’l.

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