knee deep in weeds

notes on a simple life

saying yes

Unexpected events can set you back or set you up. It's all a matter of - perspective. 
- Mary Anne Radmacher

the moments of the week slip through me, somewhat unnoticed
i fret and agonize over lost hours, lost trust, lost light
i find callous negative space inside of me
as i am drawn to heartache and tears
over laughter and joy

Be guided by the stars which you place well on the canopy of your night sky.
~ Mary Anne Radmacher

i pace around with that lump in my throat, right there
making it hard to swallow life, or love or joy
i seek morning light, or bide my time waiting for that evening glow,  
and watch as the light dips and drenches the rainbow colors of my flowers
i snuggle with the dog, i pick raspberries and water the garden
i perform at life. . .  

It takes courage to reinvent joys, to reinvent opportunities, to reinvent dreams, to reinvent connections, to reinvent hopes that you have set aside. 
~ Mary Anne Radmacher

but i feel courage dribbling in beside me and i am determined to dam it up, 
determined to find a way to use that energy resource to flow in a more alive direction,
putting in place a gentle outflow of healing and love for myself

One whispered yes becomes the wind song over an ocean of no's.
~ Mary Anne Radmacher