Photo taken on one of my desert adventures. It struck such a strong symbolic chord with me. Too perfect to not photograph and write on. Hope you enjoy and thanks for reading.
A heart separated,
Independent at last,
With wounds and scars
Yet afraid to leave forever.
Close it remains,
Unable to sever.
Pain and loss.
Time and decay.
Ripped the heart away.
Fallen from the largest part,
No longer whole.
Longing to be reunited,
But God’s taken their soul.
An island of love,
In an instant shattered,
The heart will keep beating…
Swing with me
In a world of true make-believe
Where we are free
To embrace our dreams
Of tomorrow and today
Plans swirling as we play
Hold my hand, I’ll show you the way
Swing with me for eternity
Gathered together as strangers.
Connected by fascination.
Experiencing the shared moment,
Eyes lifted in amazement…
Bellagio Casino Fountain show, Las Vegas strip
pic: my collection
If we loved others as we love ourselves
Would that be loving them at all?
——Giving is contingent on having something to give
If we love ourselves as we love our neighbor…What would that look like?
They are one and the same, interchangeable
If we expect to be forgiven the same way that we forgive
Would our forgiveness be fleeting and conditional?
Would we nurse resentments while we live?
If we took more than a moment to examine
What we think and believe
If we paused to consider at all
Would we find unsurfaced contradictions in understanding?
Would we ignore, or seek remedy?
We are connected, one to the other
Just below the surface we intertwine
Contributors to the same light and same darkness
Existing in realms hidden
The notion of our own island is an illusion
Love is the ultimate answer, all inclusive
Love of others, love of self
We are created with purpose
Hatred fuels separation
Poisons the soul
Assaults our brothers and sisters
Builds walls where none should go
Life is so much more than our own desires and designs
I wish you love for right now and all times