Ah, Those Mentors Who Have Not Been Touched by the Absolute

I decided to look up one of my favorite words along with my favorite poet. Here’s what I got:

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What? Emily Dickinson hasn’t posted anything within 14 days??

And then I thought of how we rekindle our own imaginations – through the eyes of children, of course.

Then, I thought of Shel Silverstein.

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But this is my all-time favorite:

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And, by the way – Just because Emily hasn’t posted in a while doesn’t mean she’s not alive.

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Make it Your Goal

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If out of nowhere you smell chicken soup

do you conjure up the memory of someone trying to make you feel better?

If you lay on the grass,

do you see your childhood friends beside you, giggling as a puppy licks your toes?

If you hear the coo of the mourning dove

are you transported back into the bed at your grandparent’s house laying peacefully under the quilted covers?

When you see a child squeal with happiness

are you remembering unwrapping your stuffed purple and pink cow that special Christmas Eve?

 

Memories are precious

Our goal is to have many more good ones than bad.

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How Did I Miss This?

I love works of art. Possibly because I’m not very good at it.

Yes, I know the basics but, for some reason, I never seem to buy the right canvas. (wink)

We all know of Vermeer’s “Girl with the Pearl Earring.” But today, I discovered one of his works that I don’t remember seeing before and,

Wowzer!

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I insist that you meet Vermeer’s “The Girl with the Red Hat” –

the hat, fuzzy and soft enough to feel

the lighting, impeccable

the cloak, smooth and silky beneath your fingers

her moist lips ready to speak

her eyes searching to know you.

 

I won’t give up painting on canvas but, for now, I’ll stick to painting words.

 

 

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