Saturday, August 01, 2009

Funny how I don't remember the sky shining purple through these leaves that stormy day.
Sometimes, even in the simplest of moments, there is just too much for us to take it all in...
to soak it up, to be completely aware, to see everything and to recall it all...
If you had asked me if the sky glowed purple, I would have said 'nope...it's blue.'
Perceptions & perspectives.

But looking at it now, I see it clearly... a purple haze.

I have heard a gazillion times that it takes two years to get past a divorce.
Personally, I don't think some people ever get past it.
The notion of failure sits like a giant moldy boulder blocking their path as opposed to becoming a great jumping rock from which to bring dreams to fruition..

Two years ago today...I got my divorce.

Today, I have many folks I love contending with the issue...
I wish them stepping stones, jumping rocks & the peaceful beauty of changing skies...

Jimi Hendrix sang a song called Purple Haze & it is commonly believed that he wrote the song about LSD, but in fact the flip is true. The LSD was named after the song. The song was actually written in response to a dream he had about walking under water in the ocean and how his blind faith brought him to the surface, thus saving his life. It was recorded the same year I was born and is on the 'Are You Experienced' album.

Experienced indeed & more to come...

sometimes...
wading
floating
drifting
sinking
swimming
in the waters

sometimes...
losing
catching
holding
my breath

Sometimes...
climbing atop
jumping off of
dangling my toes from
sprawling myself over
pocketing
the rocks

in this purple haze

Always Living, Loving and Learning...
Faithfully

The highest courage is to dare to appear to be what one is.
- John Lancaster Spalding

8 comments:

Dee said...

Happy Anniversary of the Beginning of a New Life! :)

Orhan Kahn said...

You have become something far greater since your divorce. And wow, I have indeed known you a long time now. Longer than I've known most people :)

Mel said...

There was a mix of emotions that came on the anniversary. Neither good, nor bad--it just was what it was.

I send warm, loving thoughts. You have an overflow of these, but put 'em in your pocket just the same.

((((((((((((( SLB ))))))))))))))

Thinkin' about you......

skinnylittlesister said...

Dee...Lol, thanks, but really was more like an anniversary of my declaration to reclaim my life, as opposed to starting a new one ;) I think you know this, having known me before, during & after :)ILY!

Orhan...Hahaha, I am still me, just more experienced ;) Over the past several years, you have sure seen me through some crazy experiences!P&L

Mel!!! I so need to come see you. You always intuitively hold whatever wisdom I may need at the moment! And yes, you are right, my emotions were neither good nor bad, but I'd be a liar if I said I wasn't glad that it's a done deal :) Much Love Sweet Kindred Spirit!

Dee said...

"..an anniversary of my declaration to reclaim my life"..well said and well done ~ yes, I know you and you are independant, strong, special, and kind! I am fortunate to have you as my friend. :)

singleton said...

God, I love you....

And, so many thoughts....
but you know that...

Maithri said...

The peaceful beauty of changing skies...

Oh my sister... Your words sing to me from the open sky this morning...

I wish you love,

Always,

Maithri

skinnylittlesister said...

Dee :)I consider myself very fortunate to have you in my world and I cannot wait to see you in Atlanta for some good tunes soon!!!
ILY!

Sister Sing...I love you & I know you know that it's all good. here and there and in between.

Maithri...we never really can predict what colors the days sky may hold for us...or if we will really see all of them. Open minds, open hearts, open skies... even on the grayest of days. xoxox