Sunday, May 24, 2009
The Sun is sinking down
But the Moon is slowly rising
This old World must still be spinning 'round
And I still love you.
So, close your eyes,
You can close your eyes, it's alright.
Oh, I don't know no love songs,
and I can't sing the blues anymore...
Sure, but I can sing this song
Yes and, you can sing this song when I'm gone...
I was thinking of the times in any relationship when I could close my eyes and feel that everything was alright because I was loved.
There is so much judgment in relationships that there is always the fear of abandonment. Not just of physical leaving, but of the love leaving, the respect leaving, the kindness leaving, the caring leaving that every moment we need to keep our eyes open.
Think about this. Do you give those that are around you the feeling they can close their eyes?
Monday, May 11, 2009
I cut down a tree branch that was making my yard very dark. It was about 8 feet long, 4 feet high and 6 feet wide. It blocked my way through the yard. I chopped on it in one foot segments, one branch at a time, finding the joints and using the bigger tools to cut the thicker parts.
The result was a small 2x2x2 foot pile with still further to go if I wanted to cut every segment into smaller pieces.
I thought to myself the dark shadows of our lives are like that. If we take one small piece of it at a time the darkness gives way to the light.
Chip away! The darkness is not as thick as it seems.
The Light is there!