"I've been letting my mind wonder at night. My thoughts should have a curfew." Am Kidd

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Thank you

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I want to thank you, dear friends, for reaching out and touching my heart during this difficult time. Your sweet and thoughtful comments are, and will always be cherished.

I've spent the week going for walks with Abby, pondering, reminiscing. It has done me good. I feel better, stronger. Spring is almost here, during my walks I've come across tiny green leaves peeking through the sidewalk cracks. They are timid as they feel their way.  They are preparing for that special moment when everything will explode with color. Old Man Winter is waking up. He is getting ready to pack his bags and visit other parts of this world.

I find an anchoring force in Nature. The fact that no matter what happens, the circle of Seasons will not stop. Summer will follow Spring, Winter will bring snow. Our hearts may sing or cry, we may  have money troubles or not, we may live or die, but Life itself goes on.

It's hard to feel sorry for oneself when there's so much more sorrow in other people's hearts. I came across this photo and everything fell into the right perspective...

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Looking at this it's hard to imagine that the sun will shine again in Japan, and that it's people will go on, re-build and someday be able to see and enjoy the beauty of the Seasons.

Love and light....always,


  1. It`s true,the cruel reality of what is happening in Japan is bigger than nuetras daily penalties. This photo is so hard .... I have tears in my eyes. Hugs

  2. Such a powerful image. My heart goes out to the people of Japan in this, their darkest of hours ... thinking of you too, dear Alina, nature can offer such solace.

    I have left a message on your previous post....


  3. Dear Alina, thank you so much for stopping by my blog after my long winter absence. It was good to hear from you.

    My heart goes to you. Your mother is so beautiful, and your words touch my heart. The image of the Japanese woman and her child... how crushing to see it, and yet, it is also the epitome of love as well~ xxxVicki

  4. Hi Alina..many hugs..your words are so poetic and beautiful and touch my heart deeply! I am glad you are going for walks and enjoying Abby..pets are the best when we need comfort!

    I love everything you said about nature and the cycles..beautiful and soul touching as always! Nature is sometimes my only friend and constant guide...it heals me and always helps me in whatever way i need.I agree!

    Yes..my heart goes out to all those in struggle and tragedy..hugs! Very devastating.

    Thankyou for stopping by and leaving such sweet words...always appreciated!
    Always a friend and kindred if you ever need one...hugs and much love! Bright sparkles to your heart!

  5. Alina, That shot of that Japanese woman really dopes capture the heartache of this terrible tragedy.

  6. Dear Alina,
    Such heartfelt words and images... It is difficult to mend a broken heart and spirit, but gently in time, the pieces can be mended...
    When my little sister died I thought I could never be truly happy again, but I did eventually find healing and inner peace.
    My heart goes out to you and the people of Japan.
    Much love,
    Jo. xx

  7. The images bring us together for we all want peace and happiness, but tragedy strikes sometimes when we do not expect it.


Albert Schweitzer said "In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit" I thank you all!