Breath blowing free through the curtains of our being…..
Come ride this wind of my breath tonight,
fill up the hollows until I can sigh
smooth and untangled from the rhythm of the trouble
I seem to be borrowing from all my tomorrows.
Won’t you help me curl my breath around the smoulder
of some thinking overheated
by the worry I’ve been keeping,
secret fears grow unseen in the thick of my gray matter,
shut away from light like the mushrooms
my friend grows in the dark of her garage
and when she showed me how fast they sprung up we smiled proud
of her musty crop of fungus,
but my runaway assumptions are a tiresome sort
and I want to throw open windows to the truth,
to let the light slice through
until my own free breath
is blowing through the curtains
of all my shut down places,
filling up with nakedness and fresh supply and God.
God, I’ve heard, is in the breath.
Releasing breath into every place of need,
to you and for all that you love.
“Smile, breathe, and go slowly.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh
A breather of a video – a short shot of air for your heart
with love from me:)
(another little bite on free-breathing…..because my writing was always cobbled to be heard and not just seen)
So very beautiful how you spill the words to make your inner thoughts flow on the thin unseen layer of truth. I can close my eyes and just feel it’s trueness.
Oh gosh, your words! Beauty:)
Thanks for sharing them, so from your heart, here:)
Thank you, as always for the generous gifts you give us. Gifts of vulnerability, of beauty, of truth. Such empowering gifts.
I am a firm believer that things hidden in the dark tend to fester and grow. I am so grateful for the fresh and scented breeze your words, images and voice gave me. Megathanks.
So grateful for the opportunity, especially in such a supportive community
as this one made of souls like yours:) Beautiful:)
I deeply appreciate,
Lovely video – your voice is so soothing! And fabulous words and shots.
Thanks, Fi:) It’s fun, this expressive new way:)
Thank you…always! I love hearing your voice! ~Jane
always always thanks over here, too, Jane – I so deeply appreciate:)
Like others mentioned…your voice is so smoothing…and with your words? What a gold mine. I like that you did a shorter video. For me…and not saying others feel this…when I see videos lasting more than 3 or 4 minutes I’ll tell myself I’ll come back and listen and I then I never do! But short ones I’ll listen right away. I’ll also add that with your words being so POWERFUL…I would like to have few images and linger longer with each – savoring your words. Just food for thought! Love where you are going with this with your amazing ability to put into words your feelings along with your voice.
Such good suggestions – I love it! Thank you:)
Yes, shorter is way better. I was taken aback by how long that first one! Learning, learning.
Yeah, I get what you mean about fewer images that linger longer. Less choppy. I was worried people
might get bored. Thanks for encouraging me to rethink that. I’m grateful for the feedback!
Anytime I can have that thought or image of soft curtains blowing in an open window, I just get all mushy from memories of southern times. You always do that for me with your words and truth and now having your sweet voice is one more piece of magic.
Right? Me, too, Susan.
Mushy memories – yeah, I get that.
To comfort you, I’ll tell you how mushy the air is right now. So humid you could wet a sponge
with the air. Not friendly at all.
Thanks for your encouragement – I appreciate you so:)
Thank you for pulling me forward and grounding me in the breath. Love you! Pad 💕
You’ve always got my support, friend. So very much with you:)
You just know how to say it! Beautiful — and I echo those who mention the soothing and lovely quality of your voice. It works so very well with your own sweet words.
I’m so glad for the feedback, Jeanie:) I almost had someone else read it because, well, because.
Learning to trust our own voice – lifetime journey, that.
I appreciate your encouragement – wildly so:)
Summery grace to you,
Your words. Your voice. Your thoughts. So relatable. I admire the way that you have taken the time for your gifts to bloom. Unlike me, at 71, I’m still fluttering around like a butterfly, from flower to flower. I’m just thankful to be still breathing!
Makes me glad to see you flutter free and be you:)
Dazzling video – your voice is so alleviating! What’s more, remarkable words and shots.