Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Things I Have No Words For

Some days I can only see the world through art. A sunset. A flower. A smile. When I see a brilliant creation, I am reminded I was created, too.
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way... things I had no words for.― Georgia O'Keeffe  

Some days I can only see the world through music. My eyes close, and I hear the depth of pain, sorrow or even rapture in the lyrics written and unfolded in a song.

Some days I can only see the world through words. What my heart feels comes alive when I dress it in expressive words. 
A word is dead
When it is said,
Some say.
I say it just
Begins to live
That day.
~ Emily Dickenson
Some days I wish I could see the world through someone else's eyes. Try as I can to empathize with a friend, partner, or stranger, I can never know exactly how they feel inside.

Son #1 said to son #2, I wish we could switch places, for just a minute and you could see how much that hurts when you're on my shoulders in the pool (pretty wise kiddo). No parent wants their children to experience any kind of pain but people who have been through painful experiences, are filled with compassion. To begin to see and feel things from another's perspective is the beginning of compassion. It is the beginning of living life with heart.

Lord, teach me to live with heart and to be inspired by the beauty that surrounds me, the things I have no words for.

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