A gentle hopefully encouraging thought for you to ponder.
I woke in the middle of the night needing a ‘comfort’ break and was suddenly overwhelmed by moments like ‘darkness in my soul’. I was swamped by thoughts of the sadness, grief and loss in our world. I was reminded of the deep grieving everywhere and even habitat issues and ‘stuff’ I was concerned about yet powerless to change. Only able to pray. I felt ALONE and a bit frightened for the future.
Then, I returned to our bedroom. Through the window the purest silver shaft from moonlight was sprayed across my pillow. This pillow cover is red and somehow the combination caused a movement in light refraction. It was a bit like moving red-touched silver raindrops. Hard to describe but a moment of unexpected beauty.
I close with a note again from a daily date pad.
Nathaniel Hawthorn who is unknown to me wrote in a journal.
I believe that unexpected moments and deep hearts to enjoy them above and beyond all our thoughts and feelings, indicate we were meant to be immortal.
What think you?
Jesus said. I AM THE LIGHT OF THIS WORLD AND IN ME THERE IS NO DARKNESS.
I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions.
I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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Warm and loving post. Fascinating moments to warm the heart and speak peace to the soul. I need such a moment for someone I love tonight.