Soled her shoes
So she should
Save some cash
Then Sheila Shire
Sold her shoes
A hasty dash
Into the light I walked
Through darkness all around
The mouth of the tunnel ahead
Revealed the rockiest of ground
But all the way through
The pathway was clear
And I knew in my heart
That the light
Was always near
I’m re-joining One Word Sunday once again this week, now that Hallowe’en has become but a distant memory, and Debbie’s theme is ‘Earth’.
I have hundreds, nay thousands, of photos that would fall into this category but have selected two to use.
One, is the view OF the Earth (well, one of them!):
And the other is the view FROM it (well, one of them!!):
Visit Debbie’s site for more takes on this week’s theme (a link will appear here shortly!)
Calensariel has just posted a question that immediately took me to my Place of Peace and Tranquility…
And always wanting to share this place, I simply had to post about it again…!
In my original post, I said…
I can see my place of peace and tranquility in my minds eye, whenever I focus on it. I’m immediately transported there when I shift my focus, and it feels as real as the place I am currently in in my physical reality. I can stay there for as long a time as I wish, or just ‘pop in and out’ for a quick refresher!
I’m surrounded by lots of different trees and plants and flowers. If I look in one direction, I can see the open ocean. Clear blue waters with white waves gently lapping the golden sandy beach. A clear blue sky is above, and the sun is lovely and warm. The beach is a short walk from the clearing where I am standing and the plant life seem to be holding themselves back so I can see the openness of the ocean.
When I turn slowly to my right, the forest becomes really dense, with a canopy over head with all of the leaves and vines and branches, and the wonderful smells from the forest are brought to me. It’s always a little cooler here, and it has the appearance as though the rain has just stopped. The freshness of the forest is invigorating and refreshing.
Continuing my rotation to the right, the plants give way once again, but this time to a cool rockface, with a small cave which is slightly hidden by a gentle waterfall. The sunlight is beaming through the treetops looking in this direction, and looking at certain angles I can see little rainbows being created in the spray off the waterfall. Beneath the waterfall is a small pool, and the water is so clear I can see my reflection in it whenever I walk over to it. And looking into the cave, into the darkness, I can see lights twinkling as though I’m looking into the night sky. I can hear the rhythmic cascading of the water from the waterfall and the sound from the waves from the ocean, and together the sound regulates my breathing, so I am ‘in tune’ with what is going on around me.
Turning further around to my right, the greenery is returning, and the forest is coming back into view. This side of the forest has lots of multi coloured leaves and flowers, as this side gets more sunlight than the other side, and the pool has a little stream that flows into this side of the forest. Occasionally, I catch a glimpse of a small animal drinking from the stream. And sometimes, the animal isn’t that small! I’m perfectly safe though, as this is my place of peace and tranquility.
And then I’m back looking out to sea again. A cool breeze takes away any uncomfortable heat I may feel, but the temperature is always just right. I’m never too hot or too cold, but the temperature does change slightly as the place is alive! Sometimes, the breeze is stronger, sometimes there is no breeze. Sometimes, the sun is just about to set, or rise, so it is a little cooler, but still a comfortable temperature. Sometimes, I can hear the rain falling in the forest, but I am always dry.
This is my own little paradise. It costs nothing to go there, I’m there in a split second, and my feel good batteries are recharged as soon as I get there!
I just love to feel good!
Need to know the question? Visit Lady C’s site to find out… the link is above.
The short days are now making the time feel as though it is whizzing by faster than ever, and it was already whizzing by at an exponential rate before we had to turn the clocks back to usher in Greenwich Mean Time once again.
The thing is, I feel so out of whack with time right now its untrue. I find myself idly waiting, sitting doing hardly anything, when suddenly time appears to say ‘you have five minutes exactly now to complete this task’.
I ask, ‘time, why didn’t you come to me earlier to say this, instead of leaving it up to the last minute to do so?’
And time replies, ‘it isn’t me making you rush.’
Obviously, time’s right.
Only not here at the Mansion. Each clock is set at a different time since the clocks went back. And although that is still my fault, I can blame time just a little for that one. I mean, I really can’t, blame time, as it really is just doing its thing, but if I can pass time by changing time and waste time writing about time, time can bear some of the burden.
This time I’m sticking to it.
And in time, I’ll know exactly what that it is.
A timely Six Word Saturday post.