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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Honeyed Music








Rain pours out a steady viscous niggun, slow wordless song flowing from heaven to earth. This honeyed music wakes me through the darkness of early morning. With gratitude I thank the ONE for another day of living. Entering internal silence to meditate, the melody of the world drenches my soul, quenches longing for other than. A temporary arrangement I understand; yet for a few brief breaths it is evident that this sweet lilting tune is me. I am the song, the “I” in unIverse, and therefore not me or I at all... just pure honeyed awareness. Then I remember Chanukah begins tonight, and thoughts pour back into my syrupy head, dark silence glows amber with that spark and I feel the cushion beneath me and I am me and my family like generations before us will light the first candle tonight and I see the thinking, the stories, the... and gently return to breath. Later will happen later, now I enjoy the cold air on my face, dreaming, waking, dreaming, waking; the music plays on, the sky brightens to a muted nickel-violet-blue.

Smiling Sally
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37 comments:

  1. Happy Holidays sweetie;

    Wishing you and yours lots of love and light during this special time.

    Love Karen

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  2. smiles..a lovely moment of settling into the season...and finding meaning...travel it well..

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  3. So so beautiful...........every waking moment......

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  4. Such beautiful pictures ... loved it !!!

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  5. Amazing pictures and words:) have a blessed sunday:)

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  6. Beautiful words and images Laura, love and Blessings

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  7. The photos are beautiful Laura and the writing is superb. Later will happen later - Simple truth, but profound.

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  8. Happy Chanukah Laura. Your pictures are such perfect images with your words -- all are a blessing. I also loved the post below, for the same reasons. Thank you again for doing the Gratitude Quilt -- I have returned to look at it several times.

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  9. Chag Urim Sameach Laura, as we get ready to light the candles for the second night...we're waiting for family to arrive and all is still and quiet. May the spark of new light be yours in these days...

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  10. Love the photography ~ wonderful watery macros ~

    (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  11. I just love that first shot! Wonderful macros.

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  12. Thanks for your nice comment on my blog! You've got some lovely droplets too! ; )

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  13. Hey you've written a song.
    Didn't know you had those skills too.
    Check that...the song came written.
    By life itself.
    Ah,but aren't they all?
    You are connected syrupy One.
    Hugs from the sugary one.

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  14. Lovely work... the 1st image is really excellent with the reflection of the tree inside the droplet.

    Mollyxxx

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  15. Rain..........what's that? Wishing we had what you have.

    Beautiful image shares.

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  16. What interesting shots of bluish rain. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday, Laura.

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  17. So beautiful!
    Have a great week ahead :)

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  18. I so liked the raindrops, great share!

    Visiting from Blue Monday- hope you can stop by:

    http://www.cassandrasminicorner.com/2012/12/270-classic-cartoons-to-watch.html

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  19. Most interesting post with a lot of meaning. I love your header.

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  20. Beautiful candid shots! Liked it )

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  21. Stunning photography and beautiful values of blue. Lovely blog. Thanks for visiting CollectInTexas Gal on Blue Monday.

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  22. I LOVE these images....so beautiful!!

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  23. those reflections in the drops are great, so delicate :)

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  24. So beautiful how you express Her honeyed music, your response through awareness, and the perfect colors of dawn through "muted nickel-violet-blue." You flowed so easily in the moments of synchronicity...

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  25. Beautiful reflective raindrops. Happy holidays!

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  26. Beautiful reflective raindrops. Happy holidays!

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  27. You write so well, meaningful, reverent, stirring and the photos accompany it perfectly pulling us into the moment.

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  28. Oh sigh..this is beautiful... Laura..I want to thank you for all the help you have offered me and for everything here.. I found out this week that I have an early stage breast cancer and will need surgery. This has been such a difficult time and I hated..just hated telling my family especially my daughter this news. So I will be meditating and need to lower my stress even with this new health challenge...hugs to you and your family at this time of year...Michelle

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  29. Lovely shots of drops, one of my favorite subjects too :-)

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