This is a
place of magic.
beautiful songbirds in hues of the rainbow nest their families in the green
music carries on the soft breeze.
cardinals, like angels, gather on the limbs above whispering notes of
slowly rises, lifting her gorgeous head from another night’s slumber.
graciously shines her light for all and suddenly the sky bursts into
orange, pink, and blue with clouds so white and fluffy surrounding us
beautiful light of day reflects and glistens on the shimmering waves of the
lakes, rivers, and oceans.
rise to embrace the sky.
playfully downward covered in vivid green and wildflowers.
waterfalls cascading, some powerful and yet others delicately trickling from
little wilderness streams.
flowers lovingly planted, contribute their colorful blooms.
pink, and yellow roses of this garden offer a pleasing scent.
Think of all
the people rising to face this day around this great big globe.
A world of
dreams and destinies intertwined.
Think of a
world in peace, in harmony with the songbirds.
fathers everywhere waking children to get ready for school.
heading to work every day to build a future.
millions of boys and girls filled with hope for their day.
helping their children and grandchildren,
them with words of wisdom.
born into a planet of people,
for the present moment.
in this moment of magic.
Author: J. Speer
I like to write. I have 5 books currently on Amazon, mostly fiction. I try to write positive and uplifting children's stories, expressive poetry for women, and interesting articles about personal growth, alternative medicine, and spirituality. My stories are often about diverse people but with human connection in mind through inner perspective. I love my characters especially the ones from my first book, Searching for Fire.
I moved recently to Vermont. I live in the North Country region near Lake Willoughby, one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. My heart will always be with Kansas but I love travel and meeting new people with diverse perspectives on life. I have found Vermonters to have many admirable qualities like stoicism and a love and stewardship of nature.
My hobbies are writing, gardening, outdoor activities like kayaking, fishing, and hiking. I am an amateur herbalist. Many years ago, an alternative medicine doctor cured me of a respiratory illness by teaching me about vitamins and for that, I owe her a debt of gratitude.
I recently bought a Jeep Wrangler that fits my personality and love for adventure. Associated with the military in my younger years, I have lived in Israel, Germany, and Virginia as well - all of which I loved in different ways. I thoroughly believe in the military spouse phrase, "bloom where you are planted" and endeavor to carry a positive optimism wherever I roam. Most days are good but admittedly I get down sometimes. I am prone to sadness or severe cynicism at times, so I turn to music as my consolation and source of expression or inspiration. My favorite songs currently are "How Deep is Your Love" by the Beegees, "La Vie en Rose", "A Million Dreams" or maybe Karen Carpenter singing "Close to You" or Elton John singing "Your Song." I also like "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us" by Starship or "I'll Stand by You" by The Pretenders. "Faithfully" by Journey always reminds me of rollerskating with friends in the 1980s.
My favorite quotes are from the Velveteen Rabbit, Steve Jobs, and this one..."To the caterpillar it was the end of the world, but to the butterfly it was merely a beautiful beginning." Or there is the quote from Peter Pan teaching Wendy..."What if I fall? But, oh my darling, what if you fly?"
I also believe in being a pearl - graceful on the outside but full of grit and gratitude on the inside. My favorite women of the Bible are Ruth, Hannah, and Hagar.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Cheers, friend.
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