Prickles, pain and portals….
Sometimes into life’s overwhelm come soft days
so thick with grace it seems the volume gets turned up loud
on your joy
and it drowns out some pain
shaking dance back into your feet,
and your heart starts taking on hope
like a ship sinking fast in a sea of beauty
as heaven storms down light so fierce
it swallows up the dark.
When you’re not there right now,
when all you can feel is the cave you crawled in
bone tired and seeking shelter,
and the gloom has worked it’s way on your soul
and you’re hungry for good air and tall sky
but you feel as weak and small as the yelp
that gets stuck in the dry of your voice,
(I know this place)
Can I remind you, friend, it’s still there, waiting
and you can go along the backroads of your mind
to that place where darkness once got sliced open and peeled back
and the warm buttery peace of something realer than you can see
wrapped you soft linen in love
and you saw some living light
as it smiled courage into your frightened places.
You felt it then, remember?
You were maybe still a child but you stood beneath a portal
and in that sweet someplace you felt gentle, undriven purpose
and profoundly okay.
You are brave enough to let your heart remember.
Open wide and go again….it’s unlocked to you still,
that door that is gift to uniquely you.
You’re welcome and known and waited for with great affection.
Go stand in that place
and let love sing her songs over you again.
the starry heavens whisper,
“There’s a crack in everything.
That’s how the light gets in.”
I’m glad I can feel safe again after the storm and letting my brave heart remember that the love and the light brings back the much needed hope for a return to my normal comfort.
Have a lovely Thanksgiving Jennifer. May your lovely heart be full to the brim with sweet thanksgiving.
You do have a brave heart, friend,
and I love it:)
Hope you’re loving and living
these days as they come.
What a lovely, lovely reminder.
Thank you, friend….it’s a reminder I need.
love and joy to you,
What a truly wonderful reminder of the beauty and excitement that may be forgotten – but is never lost.
Never lost. Never far.
We’re just a lean away:)
You have used one of my favorite quotes and I think I am also using it on my blog coming up soon…it is those long ago times that I find myself dreaming still and belonging….just beautiful…thank you, thank you, thank you my dear friend!
I’m glad it stirred your dreams:)
joy in the journey,
I’m always eager for your postings…they take me to a place that I so enjoy…”the backroads of your mind”…oh my…how I LOVE that!! Thank you for your special gift!
Peace to every backroad of your mind:)
Beauty in the remembering … I am thankful for you. K
Thanksgiving all around
for the journey we get to share,
Oh yes, my friend. I am not in that place, but I have been more than once before and I know it well. To remember there is hope is sometimes all we need to pull through.
Oh, the beautiful words and thoughts you share. I am so grateful this precious spot is here for all to find solace. Thank you.
I’m so glad we have each other
for the reminding:)
That’s one of my favorite quotes. This post rings so true to me…there are days when I’m swallowed up by light and joy, and others when they are both just out of my reach. But the older I get, the easier it is to remember the gray is temporary and the light and joy are there, waiting and real. Beautiful description of this, Jennifer!
Waiting and real. Oh how I love that:)
“and you saw some living light
as it smiled courage into your frightened places.”
thank you for smiling courage into my frightened places, today. ❤
so glad we get to be the smile for each other
An all too familiar place. Beautifully expressed. Thank you for sharing your courageous journey with us. xo
So glad you came by and we got to rest awhile together:)
profoundly okay is good and I really love that word, portal … actually, I love all of your beautiful, healing words.
I love that word “portal” too:)
Love and profound okay-ness;)
Lovely meaningful words Jennifer. x
So glad you could join me here for a bit, Simone;
thanks for dropping by,
I so love your healing words. I read them over and over Jenn.
Music to me ears:)
Thanks so much for cheering for me, friend:)