Lightness of being

Softly she rises,
her day moves languid like syrup
sweetness savored,
eyes slow to focus as she watches
the darkness turn to light.
This moment lifts her,
the new day to find
all she imagined in dreams of sleep,
body relaxed she steps through rooms
welcoming the ghosts of yesterday
to guide her through,
questions answered she finds she had always known
the final response,
expected and typical
she tucks the memory in her pocket
and slips away.
Who do we see
in the glimmer of bubbles that float
out of reach,
we who had created the beauty
and in loving set them free
to be found by someone searching
for just that tiny spark of happy,
unexpected gifts that deliver
a sense of whimsy and a reminder
of back when youth seemed to last forever,
we remember once more
that sense of freedom in rising
with endless hours to explore,
no fears or worries to mar the small mind,
just the summer that waited at the edge of school walls
and the feelings of being invincible,
a being with no bounds
a soul released to be.
The lightness of being beckons
to join the dance of life,
and embrace the beauty found,
hold fast the love
and let the darkness slip by the wayside,
for what matters is the journey
and the gift of friends found,
blessed and honored
we never forget the greatness
of days filled with so much.

Happy Birthday to my “niece up the block” and hoping the world enjoys the gifts this day brings, the beauty found and the greatness of this amazing universe.

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37 thoughts on “Lightness of being

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  2. It was Saturday playing till it was dark,or the movies in the afternoon
    Going to this candy store next to the movies god those wax lip those wax bottle filled that color syrup,those were the days

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  3. Sure! I can’t stay on long because I’m gonna take a nap. I’m exhausted. Jernee is already laid up on my lap. Lol. I would hate to fall asleep on you, but yes, ma’am, we’re here in the awake world for a bit longer. Lol.

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  4. The weekend is coming….I’m off tomorrow then on three straight. I can still call, I could be that someone who does just to prove that indeed, someone does😃 say the word sweets, would love to hear your voice🎂

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  5. Wasn’t it that though, watching hat big old clock on the wall, took FOREVER but you knew right before the bell rang, your goods were packed up, ready to bolt for freedom💜 ah, the good? Old days.💜💕💚

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  6. Puhleaaassse, don’t nobody call me and of they do, they don’t call past a certain time. I had an okay day overall and I’m grateful for it. gives you a big hug

    💙

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  7. I hope you had an amazing day my friend. Was going to call but figured you’re being inundated with joyful birthday greetings💚💚💚💚💐🌷🌹🌸🌻🌼🌺🎂

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  8. when the only thought was today, as if all life was contained in one memorable day, the days when life would go on forever, leaving us to recall it later, as if to say, did we actually behave life that, fine words, blessings

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  9. I just emailed you before reading this! We got our gifts yesterday!!! THANK YOU!

    And these lines are gifts to all who read them, Kim…

    “a being with no bounds
    a soul released to be.
    The lightness of being beckons
    to join the dance of life,
    and embrace the beauty found,
    hold fast the love
    and let the darkness slip by the wayside,
    for what matters is the journey
    and the gift of friends found,
    blessed and honored
    we never forget the greatness
    of days filled with so much.”

    Have a great day! 💙

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