As some of you already know, we have had to return to the states for various reasons. My heart has been both sad and glad, again for various reasons. Every day that I awoke to the sights and sounds of paradise uplifted my heart and inspired my soul. We have good friends there still and miss them. We do plan to go back for visits. I am thrilled to be near my children, grandchildren, family and friends again, although we are still somewhat scattered. At this point, thanks to blogging and various good social media avenues, I have friends all over the world! And I do consider you a friend, dear reader. Time, space and physical separation cannot change soul connections and we are blessed to have the gift of modern technology to keep us close.
I have been feverishly unpacking for over a week as I will start working again soon. Again, with mixed emotions I re enter this field of work. It is always challenging to be confined to certain spaces with lots of people but I know most of these people from being there before and they are all very hard-working and friendly. It is in the leaving behind my time to think, to write, to go out and be with nature any time I like which is hard to put on hold. But only on hold, for I will be out there on weekends, rejuvenating my soul and capturing the “stars” that show up for their sessions.
So, I wanted to share with you some photos from my very first walk in our neighborhood. We are still quite close to the beach-yay-and I plan to go often. Meet some of my new friends! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. 🙂
When life is heavy, darkness falls
and from within its lonely voice calls;
caress its broken spirit, weeping for its pain,
then take it by the hand and put it to bed again.
Step outside, soak in the Light
that gives you strength, the will to fight.
Stretch your legs, your arms lift high
and see the grass, the earth, the sky.
These, your Father, Mother be,
the creatures your brothers, all you see.
Your family will sustain you,
and they will never blame you
for your fears, your tears, your faltering steps.
and through Creation be healed…