Tamara Willems

. . . and to you this day . . .

with silver bells and cockleshells…

This morning dawns in the gardenabsolutely beautifulit’s been a long weekrather more eventful than one wouldwishbut also one that comes gentlyto aperfectly peacefulFridayin the loveliness of myhappiestplace this morning in the gardenI’m wonderingwhyone would ever wishto be anywhere elseyou know,…
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to a whole…

This morning,I am wondering how you are doingin the sort ofin-between of things sometimes the hardest partwhen the weight of it allsets intoa sandy bottomwhere complete body exhaustionsettles overand the brain, knowing of a grace-filledpeaceinstead feels kind offog Lovecaringpeacegriefguiltreliefrelease breathe…
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to be read steady and slow, in a whisper…

To lie for a timewith the dog at your sidesnuggled in warm, under coversnot wishing to befullyawakeyet, no longer reallyasleep to feel breath, steadyslowanddeepkind, comfortandsoothing hand on his warm tummyrises and fallsgently this is meditationandloving kindness too to stand at…
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in loving memories…

Yesterday, a morning message from my sisterletting me know thatour Aunt has diedlife having cometoa peace filledend this touches my day withsadness of coursebut sitswith a rather peaceful sort offeel through the day’s commitmentsthoughts and flashes of memoriesfilter inI am…
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still here, in garden light…

Today begins, hot andlovelysomehow we have rushed through springand catapulted ourselves, full forceinto summer’s heat which I do happen to loveimmenselybut still…I am thinking how niceit would beto slow down a littleand just enjoy the unfolding-nessofspringno need to rush toglory…
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and out… like a lion

Spring stepped inunannouncedtrusting all footprints would belightly covered overfrom the falling snowand the cold windI suppose,became the lion partushering outthe last blastsofwinter although still feeling the lashings ofundertowyou did it, you knowwhile wanting to keep the whole world outsomehow you…
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