A pray and a pour….

I sing you bright eyes,  fresh wings and grace full and flowing,
uncluttered days,  an unhurried way
and brave forward going
(even if it’s slow)
May yours be unspoiled sleep and wide awake living,
a strong  fire burning to chase away the chill,
company that doesn’t drain you,
adventure that doesn’t strain you,
dreams that don’t drive you,
freedom that doesn’t fail you,
and a childlike wonder,
strong and sparkling  still.

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I sing you fresh flowing River pouring mystic healing light
over every thirsty place inside
and wisdom
and protection,
and direction
and the sweetest sort of peace a soul can know,

and may you carry the togethering of tribe
in that place deep inside
as along the way,  wholehearted,
we  go.

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“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and science.
He to whom this emotion is a stranger,  who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead:  his eyes are closed.”
-Albert Einstein

Hey,  I finally dived into Instagram a few weeks ago and,  wow,  do I love it!
Such a wonderland:)
Come hang out with me there,  if you like.


  1. Julia on November 16, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Wow Jennifer, your blog is like a spa for the weary soul. All those outpouring of good wishes and blessings fills my empty spaces with balmy essence of life. It’s like someone turned on the light when the sun wents down.

    Happy blessings to you dear friend.

    • Jennifer Richardson on November 18, 2014 at 7:32 pm

      spa for weary soul….I love that sooooooo much.
      thanks for saying:) light and love to you, Julia;

  2. Julia on November 16, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Oops, typo… went the sun went down.

  3. Elephant's Child on November 16, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    How I love the songs you sing.

    Beauty – and butterfly wings with comfort to spare.

    • Jennifer Richardson on November 18, 2014 at 7:33 pm

      beauty and butterfly wings…….love that, friend:)
      thanks for encouraging my song:)

  4. Lady Fi on November 16, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Such a beautiful and inspiring song! (I’m on Instagram as therealladyfi)

    • Jennifer Richardson on November 18, 2014 at 7:33 pm

      Found you…..so glad to connect there.
      I appreciate your visits always,

  5. Lynn Wilkinson on November 17, 2014 at 4:47 am

    So beautiful Jennifer… my heart swoons with a great appreciation of the beauty of your words and images. I pray that you have days like this often and are able to move into this space of comfort! you are so incredibly talented in your inspiration!

    • Jennifer Richardson on November 18, 2014 at 7:35 pm

      Space of comfort….what a delicious wish you wished me:)
      Thank you, friend.
      Much love,

  6. Michele Bergh on November 17, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Love…my favorite parts are the unspoiled sleep and togethering of a tribe 🙂 my heart is smiling. Thank you.

    • Jennifer Richardson on November 18, 2014 at 7:36 pm

      Thanks for sharing your beautiful heart over here, Michele;
      always honored when you drop by,

  7. susan troccolo on November 17, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Your poetry makes my heart sing in my chest. It is so full of love. I’m just feeling incredibly grateful to have found you so that I can be a part of what you have created here. What good luck. “I sing you bright eyes…” Geez Jennifer, that is a treasure. Anyway, may you have a very good time with your family and friends at Thanksgiving. I will count you among my blessings. Love, Susie

    • Jennifer Richardson on November 18, 2014 at 7:37 pm

      “heart sing in my chest”…..God I love that:)
      You’re a treasure and I’m counting:)
      Much love,

  8. Barbara on November 17, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Thank you for this inspiration – a great way to start a week! xoxo

    • Jennifer Richardson on November 18, 2014 at 7:37 pm

      always a joy to hear from you;
      much thanks for the way you inspire:)

  9. susan troccolo on November 17, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Jenn, I just realized (especially after reading Julia’s post) that some of your readers may appreciate this link from my latest blog post: http://www.life-change-compost.com/sustainable-farming-elissas-place/

    The only reason I share it is that it speaks of the challenge of the careful raising on an animal for food and what a responsibility it is to take that animal. Your readers will LOVE Elissa and her Border Collies! I hope it’s okay to share this…it is worth it. (Wait to get past the opening 30 seconds of a recipe for lamb!) Susie

  10. Jennifer Richardson on November 18, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    I loved that article. such a noble and beautiful thing.

  11. gotham girl on November 18, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    “Wide awake living”…so simple, yet so profound! Beautiful post!

  12. jeanie on November 18, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    What a wonderful prayer/song — especially at this time of year. We give thanks for so many things and one is you — I so appreciate how you tell your story, sing your song. This is simply beautiful. (And so are the pansies!)

    • jennifer on November 23, 2014 at 12:37 pm

      I appreciate your kind words.
      So very much:)
      love and thanks,

  13. Susan on November 19, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Thank you for all this and for being a part of my tribe.
    I’m trying to learn more about Instagram because so many of that said tribe are hanging out there … I’ll let you know how it goes, me being one of the only ones without a cell/smart phone!

    • jennifer on November 23, 2014 at 12:39 pm

      I thought for the longest time it wouldn’t be worth the hassle
      (as new, techy things are always a hassle at first)
      but I find a lot of joy there.
      No rushes, ever, to either of us.
      We’re just fine as along we go:)

  14. Donna on November 20, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Without a cell phone it makes it hard to use Instagram. I am there but until I replace my ipod, I won’t be using it…so maybe I will see you there soon with my precious pansies I miss warming ourselves around a warm fire.

  15. jennifer on November 23, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Yes, it’s impossible, I think.
    It took me a long while to work up the have-a-go to do it.
    Wishing you unexpected warm fires in surprising places:)

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