Sunday, April 04, 2010

Easter morning

"Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you, 
Do not let your heart be troubled and do not be afraid......." 

So often it slips by unnoticed.  Those who know its medicinal magic seek it out. Cradled in the lonely remnants of the dark night where sorrow hovers like an ancient dream too complicated to comprehend, a blushing thinness appears over the sleeping hills. 

Just when you thought hope had been smothered by the lingering heaviness of standstill time, when your soul is clenched to ward off despair, it winks a deep pink so enticing you can't help but be pulled into its promise. A feast for your eyes. Salve for the spirit. At the very same moment when the pink blush smiles into a broader swath of tangerine and touches the darkness all around turning it into a tangled blue, a choir of birds sing out..... a welcoming invitation to sit in the rising passion of a new dawn. 

If only it could last forever, this moment of peace and hope.  I am held captive by a living snapshot.  Would  I grow tired of its beauty?  Would the hope I feel lessen in strength?  Perhaps, because like life, hope never remains still.   Its very nature carries us forward in its inspiration as it eases us into transitional changes.

We are kissed by the joy of a sunrise and rejoice in its loveliness. Its softening warmth is sweeter when we have waited on the wings where lonely echos gather. Let it's refreshing promise lift you up into its arms and carry you to a place where your gaze becomes beautiful again.  There is strength in the air we breathe.

The sun RISES on this inspiring morning while I sit in the quiet of my home with You holding my hand and give thanks. Thank you for the blessings all around me.  Thank you for the blessings I feel inside me on this beautiful, beautiful morning.

Happy Easter.
Let the miracle of the day bathe you in comfort.  I will allow it to do the same for me.


Twain12 said...

have a wonderful Easter yourself ♥

Gypsy said...

Sorry I haven't been by to see you Dana but I've spent the last week in bed.

I hope all your days will be filled with peace and hope from here on in. I also hope you and the kids have a memorable Easter for all the right reasons.

The Mad Ape said...

My head hurts.
My vision is blurry.
I feel sick to my stomach.

awareness said...'s a GORGEOUS day for a walk along the waters of this stunning province. Happy Easter to you.

Gypsy.... Shine on my Aussie friend. I'm glad you're on the mend. :)
The kids are taking part in a scavenger hunt designed by a good friend of ours. There will be 8 of them scampering through the downtown area looking for clues all afternoon while the adults sip beer in the sun! Then, I'm serving Easter dinner at my house to a full table of friends and family including you know who. I'm UP for it!

Mad Ape..... here's hoping for a miracle cure for you. Happy Easter.

Susan Deborah said...


The day resonates hope and it's just not about today but every single day. I feel warm in the insides after reading this post.

Just because he conquered all, we are more than conquerors!

He lives and so we are living.

Joy always,

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

A Beautiful Post, My Dear....And may Hope fill your Heart along with The Sun....Thank you for your Easter wishes...And I send them right back to you, Dana. Hope you are enjoying the day.

Anonymous said...

Happy Blessed Easter Dana

Bear said...

I hope your day is good, and that dinner goes better than you hope for.

Selma said...

This is so beautifully written. You have a gift, dear Dana. Don't ever forget that. Happy Easter XX

Brother David said...

Happy Easter Dana to you and your family.

awareness said...

Susan.... joy always to you. was a really nice day, which culminated with a scavenger hunt for the kids all around the downtown area that a friend organized, and then dinner at my house. The weather here is unbelievably beautiful for this time of year...... I'm loving that!

Mavis..... YES He did! Easter is such a wonderful day. I love the feeling it offers us.... :)

awareness said... was a good day and dinner went really well. Focusing on making the meal and serving it always is a therapeutic activity for me. I also said grace for the first time. One I made up so felt comfortable with the words I chose.

thank you Selma. I hope this "gift" takes me down a new road..... I just have to be patient and find my sea legs again.

David... thank you. I hope your Easter was filled with both joy and more inward contemplation like mine was. How goes the writing my friend?? :)

Jen said...

Gorgeous sunrise, Dana.

I am incredibly thankful for those times of clarity and peace.

What I used to take for granted (peace, hope, clarity), I now consider GOLD!

Walker said...

Hope you had a Happy Easter.

You find peace within you even when war rages all around.