Soft the dove-hued shadows mingle,
Color fades, sound droops to sleep.
Life and motion melt to darkness
Swaying murmurs far and deep.
But the night moth’s languid flitting
Stirs the air invisibly:
Oh, the hour of wordless longing;
I in all, and all in me.
Twilight—tranquil, brooding twilight,
Course through me, serene and smooth;
Quiet, languid, fragrant twilight,
Flood all depths, all sorrows soothe,
Every sense in dark and cooling
Grant that I may taste extinction
In the dreaming universe.
Quote: Fyodor Tyutchev, from Twilight; (Translated by Avrahm Yarmolinsky). Written in 1835.
Photo: DK @ Twilight. 5:45 am September 12, 2021. 67° F. Cove Island Park, Stamford, CT.
with thanks to David Kanigan
Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly…
On a Monday, not long ago, I posted about an amazing woman. Each Monday since then I have had that post on my mind.
It is Monday again. I couldn’t resist.
So here is another amazing woman, Frida Kahlo.
Her quote is quite personal.
My feet have always felt heavy. It has always been work to lift and move them forward. With my motorized wheelchair, I can get to so many places, and yet the world is still so inaccessible.
As a child, I flew in most of my dreams. I could look down and see everything I wanted to see. I could move in and out of every place I wanted to touch. They were wings of a dream but through those dreams, I gained confidence and creativity.
So much has been possible because of those wings.
Quote: Frida Kahlo
Art: Sophie Wilkins
FB- Chico Women’s Club
How can you follow the course of your life
if you do not let it flow
Quote: Lao Tzu quoted in Mark Nepo, The Book of Awakening
Photo: Path By Creek, Adobe Stock
It is a powerful practice to be generous when you are the one feeling in need.