In the moment…
it’s time to breathe in and out
to the rhythm of the wind or a count of 5 in, hold 5, out 5
where does the light go when all around looks gray and hazy about ?
breathe in to the count of five
feel the wind on your face
smell the salt air
heal and believe all is well
all is well
~ Anita 2019
Crickets chirp in the early morning hours
birds song follows as morning sun rises
leaves scatter the ground beneath the cherry tree
There’s a saying when something happens unexpectedly and your world turns upside down:
‘When one door closes, a window opens.’
It’s been true in my life. I never know exactly how things are going to turn out, however, my heart lets me know.
Within my heart rests the One who knows all.
My choice is to make time to be still, listen, and follow the Whisperer of Love and Guidance. ~ Anita Adams 8/2019
that place in-between
not knowing where you’re headed
and what will be
a place where only Faith can lead
a time for prayer and meditation
served with a glass of mint tea, sunshine and gurgling water
company visits in the form of an occasional hummingbird, butterfly or dove
Transition calls for Faith in the unknown and unseen
for the window to open
space for fresh air and breath
Time to let go and
Believe where one will be led will be safe and free
~ Anita Adams 7/31/2019
Exposed, vulnerable, scars are deep – some go unseen – just look in the eyes of another – the terror and torture of mind and body no longer hidden – beckons for love and light
Slowly she heals, one scar at a time with rhythm and rhyme
clock tick tocks- life marches on in the dark – glints of reason, art and season percolate in mind and heart
paper and pen flow within formulating words of comfort and glim
time is of the essence or so it seems until the pendulum swings back to
healing takes time – be gentle they say – the ones who’ve trodden this road before – the ones whose hearts move like the sea gliding over the sandy shore –
healing takes time and this time is reminiscent of a time long ago, a time that
only the soul knows ~ Anita Adams 6/8/2019
It’s okay to be angry !
It doesn’t like It.
It like a tea kettle.
Monitor Its heat.
Allow the steam to come out slowly until the heat becomes a
hiss and a hiss a whistle, then a quiet hiss.
Let it go.
It with a sock, or beat It up with a rock.
Make friends with the angry one – the
Afterall, the angry one was once the kind one and the kind one was once the angry one. You see, they are
one in the same. They were both an It.
Make peace with both.
Afterall, they’re both human.
It’s okay to be angry as long as peaceful resolutions
It go like the tea kettle – nice and slow.
It all go before the head falls to the pillow, before the feet touch the floor.
Let It go!
Let it Go! – Like the songbirds flying into the wind! – Artist: Unknown
© Anita Adams 2019
Bluejays, cardinals, mockingbirds, bluebirds, finches, doves and crows grace the backyard oasis on the first day of spring.
Blooming yellow forsythia and a bank of periwinkle with a Lenten rose in full bloom surround the waterfall as the goldfish swim in the pond below.
Grateful for ears that hear and eyes that see.
Grateful for Spring and all that spring brings.
~ Anita Adams 3/20/19
It’s cold and damp this February morning in the Appalachia mountains – bluejays, cardinals and squirrels are confused by the signs of a very early Spring – scattered with drops of freezing temperatures.
I, too, feel somewhat confused by the seasons lack of consistency . Winter is a necessary part of nesting, creative percolating – a time that’s been interrupted by an climate change.
Will the Spring come too soon and all be destroyed with the many frosts that should be forthcoming?
The word is a question and question is the word.
time to reflect
be of service
take gentle care of self
think of others
open eyes, ears
connect with heart
even in the darkest hours, the light is still flickering within
© Anita Adams, NC Trees Photography
thick with honeysuckle and roses
fireflies and other flying things
dreams of tomorrows
or playing in a stream
red one, yellow, diamond or gem
water glistening with jewels
waiting to be discovered
explored and adored
flowing dresses, sandals and sun-kissed lemonade
mint, lavender, sage and basil
fragrances rich and thick as fresh laundry blowing on the line
take your pick
flowers or spices
these are mine
a bouquet of honeysuckle, lavender, mint, basil, rosemary and sage – in the center, a single pink rose
a summertime bouquet
©Anita Adams 2018
Somewhere over the Crescent Moon