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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Bits and Pieces




bits and pieces
less
more
the wholeness of
who and what
we are
raw
beauty
detritus
fragmented
nothing
everything
living
dying
with each breath
we are
bits and pieces
less
more
continuous transformation of
who and what
we are
loved
insignificant
do we matter?
we are matter and
we are energy collected
one day to be scattered
forever
connected
decaying
becoming
nothing
everything
bits and pieces
more or less
no one
ONENESS

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Yom Kippur, the day of At-one-ment is drawing near. I remain in a contemplative internal space, tired too from this past weekend of travel to be with family and friends observing and celebrating Rosh Hashanah. As I was writing the poem above Kohelet (Ecclesiastes), the book we will read during Sukkot, a little over a week from now, came to mind. There is a time for everything. Everything changes. This is life unfolding. This is how life is.

39 comments:

  1. yes, we are all of these things, and yes, solomon said it well. and i see the heart in the Rock...

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  2. "...ashes, ashes, and we all fall down..."

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  3. Love this...actually this has been on my mind....

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  4. Unfolding, rebuilding, unraveling, reworking ~ a continuous cycle. I love that your faith provides a time each year to acknowledge and reflect on this. I would do well to remember and reflect on this more often.

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  5. Very true to life, nicely done!

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  6. becoming nothing and everything...but perhaps with each scatter we leave a bit of beauty behind....

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  7. so love your pictures...and beautiful words..i don't care being bits and pieces as long as those bits and pieces fit somewhere in to build the real thing...smiles - beautiful thoughts..

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  8. My favorite 3 words in this, Dear Laura "we are loved."

    So true.

    And the birch bark gave me a rush of warm cozy. Simple nature. Simple love. And truth.

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  9. Nothing disappears - all is energy, all is renewable. From whence we came there we go. Well stated. G.

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  10. I don't know which I like more - the poem or the pics. Bottom line is - I like you so much. You are so spiritual and yet down to earth. What a great combination.

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  11. Life wrapped in perfect words.

    You remain in my thoughts and prayers.

    ((hugs)) ❤

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  12. I really like this. Yes, bits and pieces, everything and nothing all at once.

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  13. I was moved by this complete post, but the following really struck a chord with me:

    do we matter?
    we are matter and
    we are energy collected

    What a lovely expression of how interconnected we are, and that there is meaning in the tiniest bits and pieces.

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  14. mosaic of meaning




    Warm Aloha from Waikiki;

    Comfort Spiral



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  15. the ultimate truth-- we all are connected... we all are one...

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  16. Very pleasant read, Artwork is great. Bark is like silver metallic glow reading here in the dark. I have always liked patterned poetry.

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  17. lovely reflective prose Laura

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  18. the cycle of life? nature? never has sounded so beautiful...

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  19. yes, there is a purpose for everything and everyone here, in this universe... and when we think about that very purpose, it just makes you wonder about the significance of it all...

    An excellent and thought provoking read, Laura..

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  20. life is one large cycle we come, grow, learn, and get old then we are gone like ashes and turned to dust so well said and done thanks
    http://gatelesspassage.com/2011/10/04/memories/#comment-1442

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  21. Lovely! I particularly like:

    do we matter?
    we are matter and
    we are energy collected
    one day to be scattered

    The circle of life. Beautiful and reassuring.

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  22. This is breathtakingly beautiful.

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  23. energy collected to be scattered forever...

    love the line and the imagery it brings.

    divine piece of writing.

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  24. Especially loved the lines 'do we matter, we are matter'.

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  25. Lovely photos and poem to go with them. Love the birch bark.

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  26. Beautiful photos.... I see the heart!

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  27. "All these bits and pieces, the continuous transformation, becoming, a time for everything. Life unfolding!"
    Thank you Laura, for these words to start my new day!
    And I love the heart ♥

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  28. Such lovely words weaved in with those lovely pictures.

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  29. stunning images to accompany this such well thought out and written poem ~ each line opened as a petal revealing the core ~ the truth of the ever cycle and circle of life ~ Wonderful ~ Lib

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  30. Love the stone heart, I have one this week too.

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  31. do we matter?
    we are matter


    LOVE this, dear laura. love you.

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  32. I see hearts in the leaves ...
    And a heart in the wood chips ...
    I see a heart in the rocks ...
    I see YOUR heart in the words ...

    You make me smile, Laura.

    The song you sent me when I was in the hospital brought me to tears, and I know that the love and healing thoughts you sent me helped me recover. I thank you from the bottom of MY HEART.

    Love and Peace to you today, Laura. You are also in my thoughts and prayers.

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  33. As always I am amazed by your incredible gifting with words. I am touched by the beauty of your photographs.

    ((hugs)) These fill my eyes.

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  34. There is a time for everything -- and it does seem like the changes happening at this time of year bring that to mind. As you said in your post above -- and as these pictures point out as well.

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