Bubbling life

Your words from deep below the surface

Night dreams filled with wonder and questions

And your laughter sweet and tinkling like a hundred tiny bells

Ringing through to my ears like a song of life

Spun of silver with the just right tone

Wind chimes of a chord remembered.

Eyes open in the darkness listening to the sounds of breath

Across the universe and all around me

Steady and smooth

Textured like a favorite pudding

Chocolate perhaps? Sliding off of spoons 

Swallowed with a smile

Knowing it is truly a bottomless bowl

This goodness never ending

A buffet of sweetness.

You spoke with a light smile,

Blue eyes crinkled with such mirth that I couldn’t help

But to smile in return,

And you said something then that made so much sense

Words I had never heard yet knew in my heart,

Gentle reminders about being inside out

And backwards and how laughter was all that ever mattered,

Really at this moment all that did make a difference.

I did not know you in life,

Not in the sense of a friend

Yet I grew up with you through years,

Admired the nature of your gift,

Cried with the world at your unexpected loss,

Yet you come to me in sleep now,

With the words bubbling up from below 

A million circles rising me from sleep

Cleansing in the waters of knowing

Drifting like the gentle waves

These messages come when needed,

Bottled with the unknown mystery

Of time and space that can never separate 

The minds of the like,

The souls connection.
Thoughts after some profound dreams that woke me before the sun rose, a unique array of characters that were trying to teach me things, and the laughter, yes, that is what I remember most of all, I woke smiling.

100 word story challenge

T. Wayne over at A joyful process invited me to take part in a challenge to write a 100 word story and although my mind is still moving into awake mode, I think I managed to do okay. The challenge has rules of course, and with the 100 words you can go over by no more than 10 words. You can nominate who you wish but I think you should at least pick three to make it fun. 

I wrote this as a letter to friends, all who reside in this blogger space and one up in the stars. The gift of friendship is a pure and joyful experience, one I didn’t have as a child or young adult, not in any true sense but the way we reach out to others here, in this place, and the gifts of beauty and words of support can make a heart soar when it sometimes forgets that it is not alone in this world. I value the friendships forged and this is a letter to everyone and no one…but you know who you all are.

Here is my 100 word story/letter.

We were at times sitting in the darkness of this world alone. Why you left I don’t know. A life burned into ashes, moving on the wind. I could not reach you, in darkness I could not see you and that was so empty a feeling. Your words like the wind, blew back to find me, with life and hope I knew that a friend even in absence was still there, out in space watching, waiting and like a gift from the stars, you’ve returned to shine your special light, reminding me it was ok, to dream and live fully. 

I received a beautiful quote this morning from a friend and it touched me so deeply that I needed to include it here, to share with the world this special gift.

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”

― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Thanks to T, check out the original post here :


My nominees are:



If you want to take part and aren’t listed here, you are of course welcome to join in the fun. Here is to friendship, and thank you for being a part of my journey.

Peace and love