Fragrances of flowers can bring back memories of long ago, sweet scents of perfumes
perhaps turning a sad memory into a happy one!
Sitting on the blue quilted chair in my nightie I watched intently as she dressed for the party my elbows resting on the table. As she slowly drew her dark stockings then pulled a slip over her head, gracefully stepping into a black dress clinging to her thin little body. Her dark hair combed with care, pulled back with a shiny barrette and with a finishing touch a necklace of pearls and matching earrings. She stood before the mirror, a light from the window falling upon her – and she was beautiful! Like a lustrous pearl in emerald green grass – and I loved her so much, even though she was out of touch with her little girl. Reaching for a small lavender bottle of perfume, she applied the sweet scent behind each ear and then smiling at me dabbing a drop on each of my cheeks with a teasing grin. It melted into my memory, my skin was perfused with the scent of my mother, as she bent low and kissed me goodbye!
It’s been 6 months since the devastating Ukrainian War began! Starting in February of this year, when in a few short months their sunflowers would begin to sprout and grow, but for [now] are never more!
Where are your fields now, Oh weary ones of war? Where once your faces chased the sun! Your apron’s nourishing seeds feeding your nation and world! Now artillery and smoke have hidden your smiles your golden vials of oil are broken But down below your hardened soil your precious seed is hidden, your tears will sprinkle your meadows, bringing your smiling faces once again!
Can anyone relate to going on a vacation with a head full of worries and concerns until it
SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE TO LET GO AND HAVE FUN?
I’m going on vacation, but I’m leaving behind that part of [me]that fusses and fumes insisting on taking excess baggage that weighs me down! My baggage will be easy and light. Just what I need from the chatter that doesn’t really matter! Just even for an hour would do, to introduce a new thought or two!
Through our busy week with hectic schedules and earthly demands, we have not been forgotten…on this Sabbath ‘eve we have been given a restful day of CELEBRATION!
All things in the past
Resting places have arisen the magic number seven opens the door of heaven This is new to be here I knew not I would rest here things seem so clear here The roses I behold before I had not presence of mind to see the beauty they hold Prone to share this heavenly splendor I seek one as I, to ever press on together!
The tools we have used to survive – managing our lives – sometimes fail, leaving us with little strength to face our battles within and without! Our fences confine us, our walls divide us hindering us from sharing hope with others!
A gale came up – the wind blew The old weakened fence was almost rent in two Now it is bent and ready to fall taking only a small gust causing part of the fence to collapse the remaining taking up the slack
Sitting on a bench surveying the damage I thought about others – some of us are strong and some of us are tall and some of us have no hope at all!
Like the fence – the load is too heavy Life’s storms weaken – and we fall, but when we take our eyes off of our storms and gales we become a help to others!