Heroic Acts

Hero

The Grace of Redefining Love (Image courtesy of Unsplash)

“I’m sorry you had to go through this life experience that hurt you.”

Forgiving is an act of heroism. I used to think that by accepting a situation you had to stay in it, but that’s not true at all.

Forgiving is not fixing. Forgiving is not forgetting. Forgiving is putting a blanket around our inner child and saying to them “I’m sorry you had to go through this life experience that hurt you.”

– excerpt from THE GRACE of REDEFINING LOVE, expanding life to include everything. Available May 2017!!

NAMASTE ❤

FOCUS

lifestyle

Once We Enter We Cannot Un-Enter

FOCUS

I sit
with the naked truth
like dusty roses
I gaze at night
moments surrounding sight
slightly tattered
life so bold
restless and fragile battled
you can never let it go

from HERO, a collection of poems 1990-2001.

(when life happens, we cannot un-enter it)

THE GARDEN

Infinity

Swimming Pools of Hope

THE GARDEN (Prague 1999)

I have never felt this strong
about a dream forging on
watch the shadows play
on the bridge walls
a giant multimedia show
today I can’t stop writing
driven by forces of nature
to record another chapter
bring light to dark—
the message
the universe is in part
trying to convey
I will not stop —
when the sky is black
is it not the same sky
the sun does warm—
we are the same infinities
of space and time
swirling circular images
floating in swimming pools of hope
this is where suffering ends
and life begins —
in the moment of absolute Love
between all molecules of life
you can turn this life around
shake it upside down
what a wonderful collage
it will be a garden filled
with everyones company
from HERO, a collections of poems 1990-2001

BEAST

jazz

PRIMAL AND PASSIONATE, LIKE JAZZ…

BEAST

Primal and passionate
like jazz
brilliantly seductive
knowing the soundless sound
forging through the night
like a fast moving spirit
he becomes the beast
unleashing the dark
the dangerous
sending out signals
like a fire on
a cold winter night 

From HERO, a collection of metaphysical poems

COLOUR CONSPIRACY

‪#‎WordsForARainySunday‬

poems

Observe What You Encounter Each Day

COLOUR CONSPIRACY

Severed cotton clouds
painted woolen spots
of beauty
some touch the sky with gray
from a thin paintbrush
sun spaced colour
of brilliance move cross horizons
creating illusions and beams
rainbow colours
darkened to the earth
cotton clouds become black
then we wait for the next
color conspiracy 

– from HERO, a collection of poems 1990-2001

WAKING INSTANTS 07: MARY

WAKING INSTANTS 07: MARY

Gratitude

PEOPLE THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Purple. Anything purple — because it was Mary’s favorite colour. She loved 1970’s Cadillac Coupe de Ville’s, playing gin rummy, and she made a mean Portuguese kale soup.

She crocheted blankets and table clothes in all sorts of intricate patterns and knitted cream coloured lace doilies she would often give out to family and friends.

One of my childhood heroines — Mary was a good sounding board for when I needed to feel safe and heard during somewhat tumultuous times.

She would give me gifts. A set of playing cards with a dog on a purple backdrop, and a red, white and blue afghan she made. Once, a plastic donkey that had the words “I can’t live without you” scribed on its ears. Perhaps it was to let me know that she would always be around in some form or another, a safety blanket.

Mary always accepted me as I was —feminine, masculine, creative or hungry. It never mattered to her. What a blessing to receive for a young boy with many questions.

Thank you Aunt Mary. #Gratitude #WakingInstants #PeopleThatMakeADifference

LIGHT

Shine light – one person at a time…

poetry

LOVE BENDS ALL

LIGHT

Light always wins
love bends all
breaks through walls and calls
everything you hold dear
near to you, love is

-from HERO, a collection of poems