Till the gossamer thread you fling catch somewhere, O my soul.
I spend time and thread reaching out for places to land, and sometimes I do, but then I feel the wind signaling again that the respite is but transitory, and I am not even the spider but a phoenix whose wings have singed over centuries beyond this dimension as I eternally morph evanescently, reaching out for a home for me.
Give me a palm, let me be your fortune, telling you again and again how much I adore you. Let me lead the way to our private island where coastal tracks in rocks and sand and wildflowers map where the ocean unravels as ripples in the bay. Take my hand. Stay.
I am fueled by storms and coastal wind as I raise my arms to each and channel them until empowerment rises boldly from within…
But it is in the still and minute, in the soft scent of beautiful, in the trust of subtle, the barely discernible, that I feel the forgotten soothed, those buried-alive non-truths; the golden elixir single ray finding the torn petal coats in those places I am not able to ever reach on my own.
Up close and personal is the only way I know to heal my heart, to feed my soul, and that, I believe, is the path that leads home.
Across the street from the ocean, I reside, at my everyday disposal are the almighty tides, the aquahorizon with no opposite end that blends with the sky, no greater reminder of the bigger picture beyond this life, and it does indeed soul-energize, but I’ve always known the humility of how insignificant we are: I seek instead the intimate inner warmth I find crouched among the non-garden flowers inspecting the finest details neglected and trodden, and through my lens and art, I depict how they feed my heart, shared roots and seeds organically free yet universally tied, turning our faces peacefully to the shared light, the Higher Power who sculpted us both, all, with intention and without society-judged flaws, precision in individuality, every living piece lovingly kneaded, and when the rays find and kiss petals, this is the beauty that stills me breathless, to see in crafted detail the miracles of His Creation and how love was meant to prevail in every season.