I awoke to the most gentle of touches on my cheek
like being kissed by a velvet petal
or butterfly wings against my face
a caress so soft it was almost unrecognized by my senses.
A secret invitation whispered on a gentle zephyr
“Come dance with us, come dance”
and how they danced –
so tender, so quiet but sheer joy
barely movement – absolute beauty – pure grace
the fluid motion of individual beings: separate and united
I watched, astounded, my eyes drinking in the vision
my body paralyzed and mute
so beautiful I cried when it was over
not understanding why I was chosen
not understanding the reason for this –
the gift of being a silent witness
watching angels dance
I really love how empowering this quote is. It makes me smile. It says to me ‘It’s ok that you see life differently – you’re allowed. And if you take pleasure in the little things, the tiny specks of beauty that no-one else appreciates, that’s great!’ Which is how I feel about grasses and weeds – I love finding beauty in weeds, or a clump of grasses, or in a tiny flower growing up through a crack in the driveway, a shell I found on the beach or a feather. And I really enjoy living outside the stereotypical bounds that the world defines as ‘beauty’ – so I guess I’m embracing that part of myself that sees life (and beauty) a little differently. And I’m proud of that part of me!
One of my aims this year is to embrace self love – something I’ve really battled with in the past. In terms of how I see myself in regards to my perspective on beauty – I think I’m doing OK!
I love this quote! There’s something about it I find infectious, joyful and exciting. I love how positive it is – positive about life and about the future. I also like how directive it is. I like the sense of constructive co-dependence from time to time; that some days I’ll require help and assistance along the way (and that’s perfectly fine), and at other times I’ll need to provide that support and assistance to others – a co-existent ‘swings and roundabouts’ if you will. I like that it implies I’ll have fun along the way. It’s an invitation to take the hand of someone else to take them along for the ride, or maybe someone will come along and take my hand and take me along on their ride. It’s an invitation to dream together, to share together, to encourage each other. I think it’s also a reminder to enjoy the ride.