Posts Tagged ‘life’

Go Now and Live.

February 21, 2011

I’d been having a very bad week – very stressful, from identify theft to a family member’s surgery. But I was on a mission to pick up a breast cancer awareness pink ribbon scarf for a friend. While in the store, I found this poster. I want to share what it said – it was just what I needed to remind myself:
Go now, and live.
Experience. Dream. Risk. Close your eyes and jump.
Enjoy the freefall. Choose exhilaration over comfort.
Choose magic over predictability. Choose potential over safety.
Wake up to the magic of everyday life.
Make friends with your intuition. Trust your gut.
Discover the beauty of uncertainty.
Know yourself fully before you make promises to another.
Make millions of mistakes so that you will know how to choose what you really need.
Know when to hold on and when to let go.
Love hard and often and without reservation.
Seek knowledge.
Open yourself to possibilities.
Keep your heart open, your head high and your spirit free.
Embrace your darkness along with your light.
Be wrong every once in awhile and don’t be afraid to admit it.
Awaken to the brilliance in ordinary moments.
Tell the truth about yourself no matter what the cost.
Own your reality without apology.
See goodness in the world.
Be bold. Be fierce. Be grateful.
Be wild, crazy and gloriously free.
Be you.
Go now, and live.
© Jeanette LeBlanc


Lime & the Coconut Philosophy

January 15, 2010

I take the lime and the coconut, the sour with the sweet.
I take the good and the bad, & the middle where they meet.
I take the ying and the yang, the night and the day.
I take the black and the white, and all the shades of gray.
I take the ups and the downs, try to find my way.
Aware of each moment – all we get is today.
I should take each day one day at a time;
I would find my balance, everything would be fine.
…I forget and have to try again,
And again and again and again…
So I take a deep breath, keep moving ahead.
“Life is short, and you’re a long time dead!”
By Kerry Vincent, 2010

Between the Knots

March 15, 2008

12 pt Russian Damask lace

 (thanks to Manon’s flying carpets, which got me thinking about lace…)

Our lives are knotted together,

tightly tied threads

that join and split and join again.

Where do you end?

Where do I begin?

Is there a pattern?

Am we trapped in our web?

Are we too tightly twisted?

Are we well-aligned?

Are our tag ends showing?

I feel tension between the stitches.

Is there some overall design,

symmetrical and balanced,

a complex beauty I am blind to?

Or are we a tangled, tattered mess?

Should we pull the thread,  start all over, just give up,

Unravel all our work?

So much of our lives are lived between the knots.

The spaces between are part of the lace, too.

by KVWordsmith (C) 2008