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The Gift of an Eagle

Late afternoon sun inspiring a drive to the water’s edge  .  The  coolness in the air nearly stopped a walk on the beach .  It was a day that could have been early spring or  fall .  The light from the sun was diffused  by clouds and yet also giving a comforting warmth in the breezes .

I stopped at a bench and sat for a bit .  It was low tide though the water seemed to be coming back in . Small waves on top of small waves and the light shimmering and dancing along the water’s surface . Looking out and looking in as I sometimes call it .  Looking beyond the day’s events and freeing one’s mind .

It was just then that I noticed a bird sitting atop of a piling , exposed by low tide ,  out in the water .  Looking more intently  I reared that it wasn’t just any bird but rather an Eagle . I remained for a bit longer .  I began hoping that I’d get to witness his flight and just as I stood up to go this wonderful bird took flight  from his perch .

He soared with such grace and beauty .  I stood watching , taking it in , and whispering ” thank you .”

Fearless Mystery

Trading the idea of comfort for mystery , it comes and then it goes.

And

The familiar is already alive inside and goes where you go .

And

The mystery you imagine is alive inside

And

in the stars up above , in the mountain that you see and in  the whispers  among the trees .

And

in the depths of your eyes , in the love you seek and in the nudges from your soul

to grow .

‘Essence ‘

The Gates of Peace

The challenges that I feel

growing in my heart ,

arriving from beyond the gates of peace .

There is a spirit of fire crackling in my blood .

Waiting to roar

and to say it’s release .

This day will not end in anger nor disgrace .

But will leave in color

and

my heart’s warm embrace .2037-10-29-21-08-17

And with Peace .