Tender Like the Evening Star
Sea Soothes the Soul
by Lucille Ann Fraser
(Title coined by Natalie Williams)
I watch as the ocean, slaps and splashes against the wall. Salt air fill my lungs, and nose with pleasant scents. I watch the children playing with such enjoyment, I feel I am them, and they are me. I feel everything, the breezes run across my body, softly, playing gently with my skin. It is a caress , and I welcome it to my body, as I would welcome a sweet gentle lover. I walk and the sand is warm beneath my feet , as my toes are teased by it. It tickles my toes my legs my spirit. I sigh many sighs for it feels so welcomed by the spirit that is still very much alive in my soul. I am at the beach , a place that feeds me well, I hunger no more for I enjoy.
Tender Like the Evening Star
I was dead, then alive.
Weeping, then laughing.
The power of love came into me,
and I became fierce like a lion,
then tender like the evening star.
When someone mentions the gracefulness
of the nightsky, climb up on the roof
If anyone wants to know what “spirit” is,
or what “God’s fragrance” means,
lean your head toward her,
and keep your face close.
I am a sky where spirits live,
Stare into this deepening blue,
while the breeze tells of her secret.
There you will find love,
and more tenderness like the evening star.
Thank You for Your Kindness
(To all my beautiful Facebook friends + Will & Gem + Michele)
Thank you for your kindness,
it meant so much to me.
You care so much about me,
this is clear to see.
When I think of special,
I always think of you,
And the lovely gifts you give,
and the thoughtful things you do.
Your essence in my life,
is the best gift you can give,
Our friendship will go on,
for as long as we both live.
Excerpt of Icarus Deception by Seth Godin
Writer’s block isn’t hard to cure.
Just write. Write poorly. Continue to write poorly, in public, until you can write better.
Everyone should learn to write in public. Get a blog. Or use Squido or Tumblr or a microblogging site. Use an alias if you like. Turn off comments, certainly you don’t need more criticism you need more writing.
Do it everyday. Every single day. Not a diary. not fiction, but analysis. Clear, crisp, honest writing about what you see in the world. Or want to see. Or teach (in writing). Tell us how to do something.
by Andrew Di Genova
Recently I hit a wall with Zen of Water. Despite many people telling me they really enjoyed this blog, I couldn’t get myself to write one single post for a month. Not sure why. But somehow I know it is important to write. One of my idols, Isaac Asimov, would write a paper once a month on something he wanted to learn more about. He got great pleasure in writing. I hope to develop the same joy. Somehow writing is important for us. I think we should all write today. We need to connect with each other. Share dreams and passion. And most of all, lift each other up. So many people have help lift me up in the last few months. Thank you. This is my way of giving back, as small as the gesture is, it’s still meant from the heart. Below is a watercolor sketch of mine. I will be painting more in the upcoming days. Hopefully, I won’t get painter’s block. Thank you for all the wonderful friends who have helped me and shared their words of inspirations.
Walk Through Shadows (sketch below)
by Drew Di Genova
The Mountain (video at top of the page)
by TSO Photography
“This was filmed between 4th and 11th April 2011. I had the pleasure of visiting El Teide.
Spain´s highest mountain @(3718m) is one of the best places in the world to photograph the stars and is also the location of Teide Observatories, considered to be one of the world´s best observatories. The goal was to capture the beautiful Milky Way galaxy along with one of the most amazing mountains I know El Teide. I have to say this was one of the most exhausting trips I have done. There was a lot of hiking at high altitudes and probably less than 10 hours of sleep in total for the whole week. Having been here 10-11 times before I had a long list of must-see locations I wanted to capture for this movie, but I am still not 100% used to carrying around so much gear required for time-lapse movies.”
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Music by Ludovico Einaudi