Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Beautiful Mess

Trying like hell to keep my head above water...I headed down this path to the water. 
It is chilly today...43° at the present moment.
As I walked down the path...I was struck by how much it felt similar to where I find myself currently emotionally and spiritually.
No blooms on the trees. Broken limbs.  Trees down.  Leaves scattered.  Dirty.  Dark.  Dreary. 
The sun would peak down every little bit.  Giving a small glimmer of light among the trees.  But not for long. 
I could only go so far since the trail ended and was full of mud.  I could continue.  Get dirty. Get stuck. 
I turned around.  And went another direction.  Only to find myself in the same predicament.
At which point I turned around and came back to my car.
As I looked at the few pics I took on my phone I was struck by how they didn't represent fully what my eyes seen.
The photo below portrays a little light.  Blue sky and lake in the distance.  It looks peaceful and full of grace.  There was a level of peace as I listened to the birds chirping.
A beautiful mess.
It is all in the eye of the beholder.

Monday, April 15, 2013

I Can Breathe

.....and for today that is 110% what counts.

I don't like it.
I don't have to like it.