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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Freedom Is Love

  
Freedom is Love
released from the tangled cage of expectations
of how we think life should be


open   to   expansive   possibility
more   than   we   can   imagine
with minds limited by past experiences
racing toward tomorrow
and yet we are offered
glimpses of grace
soul-windows of awareness allowing us to witness
the sweetness of this moment



transient and eternal
just this
only this magnificence
marveling at the spaciousness of an April sky
at sunset



 an evening warmer than it’s "supposed to be”
sitting beside one’s daughter
fully present to the mystery
of moonrise
the brilliance of reflection
not simply the sun’s glow upon her hair


or the luminous moon 221,463 miles away
but our own light
hers, yours, mine
bouncing back
returning home
settling into our tender
human hearts
Love is Freedom


linking to:

Skywatch Friday


54 comments:

  1. what a beautiful daughter. her light found me today - thanks to your lovely post!

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  2. This is absolutely magnificent, words, thoughts and photos. And your thoughts of your beautiful daughter..........I loved every single word!

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  3. Our own Light bouncing back. I will keep forever this.


    Seen chipmonks.

    Blessings through u

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  4. How intense, in wisdom and emotion.
    With stretches of colour to match.
    Grenadine skies and muted light make for a formidable combination.

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  5. Beautiful skies, beautiful words, and a beautiful daughter, who looks a lot like her mom.

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  6. Oh, wonderful post and pictures! Your skies make me very romantic, hehe:-) It`s spring..
    I wish you wonderful days Laura, hugs from Tania

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  7. fantastic colors in your sky this week, thanks for sharing with us in sky watch friday

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  8. Great and lovely photos for SWF!Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!

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  9. What a lovely, delightful post for the day! Beautiful skies, beautiful daughter and beautiful words! Isn't it wonderful to be surrounded with so much beauty! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Sylvia

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  10. Gorgeous post Laura!
    Much love:)
    Joo

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  11. Laura, I'm so glad to be visiting here today. Your words are so magnificent and inspiring. I love the pictures too.

    I'll resume writing as soon as I can. Take care.

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  12. We are so blessed, again, by reading your words and seeing your pictures!

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  13. "Freedom is Love
    released from the tangled cage of expectations
    of how we think life should be"

    "Love is freedom"

    This is one of your best pieces yet, Laura. It is awesome. And I never use that word lightly. Never. I love the way you began and ended... you remind me of what is true in the midst of what is not...

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  14. What a wonderful way to spend an evening :o)

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  15. Beautiful pinks, and beautiful daughter...What could be nicer?

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  16. Lovely shots and poetic words.

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  17. Love your photos and the colors. Your words is an inspiration!
    SWF

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  18. Those are wonderful pastel colors in that shot. I love seeing things with my daughter, that's something I'll never tire of.

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  19. wow! these are amazing shots...nice! thanks for dropping by...great to be here.

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  20. fantastic shots...very nice!

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  21. Hi Laura~ These colors that your eye chose through your camera are so spiritual, full of wisdom. Yes, this is joy. Thank you!

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  22. Glorious...love this comment "of moonrise / the brilliance of reflection / not simply the sun’s glow upon her hair" ... I feel what a beautiful gift you and your daughter are to each other... and gorgeous photos with their shades of pink glow!

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  23. Such lovely colors, and a sweet daughter, too.

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  24. This post touched my soul. Freedom IS love. And I have learned that through Love, I have found freedom.

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  25. As always, Laura, beauty, truth and wisdom in your words and images.

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  26. Once again, lovely, lovely. What a beautiful daughter you have. Have a wonderful weekend. Mickie :)

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  27. Love, freedom, the spaciousness of an April sky at sunset - you filled my moment here with such beauty. Wishing you all good things, dear Laura. Gentle hugs ...

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  28. What a sweet post - and your photos are awesome!

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  29. Hi Laura~
    Oh how lovely and beautiful your photos and words~
    Each moment can be filled with celebration and Joy!
    Wishing you both this weekend*
    Maria

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  30. Beautiful light & colors in the sky photos. And that portrait of your daughter is so lovely.

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  31. Divinely inspired post! I believe I was led to post to Share the Joy Thursday - to connect with your site. THANK YOU!

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  32. Lovely pictures! I just love the pink sky!

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  33. Simply beautiful, from one moment of sharing to one moment of response, all we need is in the moment!

    Thank you for the light.

    Sue x

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  34. What etherial colours of mixed pink and blue!

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  35. This post is such an uplifting "glimpse of grace." Thank you for your encouragement. I have been slow to "visit" this week, and this is the perfect remedy. The colors and sense of promise make me smile.

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  36. It's easy to fall into the trap of expectations. Thank you for reminding me to release myself from that.

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  37. beautiful sky colors and a beautiful daughter too. very nice words! have a good weekend!

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  38. Beautiful Laura! XX Have a wonderful day!

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  39. beautiful, there's not much else I can say

    <3<3<3

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  40. Such a beautiful, heart-felt reflection on grace and shining our light.

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  41. big smiles...fully present to the mystery...loved this one...and some nice pics too...have a great weekend

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  42. So much beauty here. I could feel the warmth of both the evening air and the love surrounding you and your daughter.

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  43. Lovely post and words Laura! I love your pretty pink skies! Just gorgeous. Happy skywatching!

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  44. beautiful laura... all of it.
    forgive me for not being here sooner... or more.
    i think of you just about daily and hope that you are feeling strong and well.
    xoxo

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  45. How absolutely serene and lovely. Very peaceful, very thoughtful, and I smiled the whole time I was reading it....Beautiful!
    ~Carrie-Anne
    http://twoweekworship.org/

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  46. Beautiful photos. You have a beautiful daughter. Love the pink colour of the sky.

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  47. Soul windows of awareness. Love that. Ur photos are lovely!

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  48. Such a precious moment indeed.

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