Hosted by Kathabela Wilson
In this season of silver bells we look for silver linings. Some dark clouds may hang over us, but our perspective and what we do, makes a difference!
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Once upon a time… long, long ago when I was a little kid … I used to cry over all mishaps, just like all kids do. And one day when I lost some toy my dad hugged me and said:” Look up! All you see are dark clouds but there’s always sun behind them. Remember this. And it will come out and shine for you. Just wait a bit…” And sure enough it did then. And that’s how I remembered dad’s words And soon Christmas came and…But this is another story…
over a lost toy…
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in each cloud
I search for
the silver lining
choosing to see
the good in everything
a deep breath
in and out
glad to be alive
for another day
I am grateful for
all that I love
the silver linings
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& the tiny dancers
having no art
i do everything as best i can
believe art is recognition of art
find art in almost everything &
when it doesn’t come out right away
i do what i can to convince it out
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as they weave
through dull brown
this new age tapestry
has a silver lining
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for that peal of bells
an empty crib . . .
dreams for the future
that rest in each child
an old pine
ghost of a Christmas past
through its needles…
my new party dress
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Salt spray, and the southerly blows me along the cliffs from Coogee to Bronte. The sea shimmers silver in morning sunlight. From Tamarama to Bondi the sculptures – bold and witty, intriguing and mysterious – stand out against the rocks, the sea, the sky. One hundred and twenty of them line the track. Surf’s too rough for me today so a dip in the Icebergs’ pool, waves breaking over it.
the sea shimmers silver
how I envy
that lone surfer
out beyond the break
Silver Lining: Quotes and Credits
Natalia Kuznetsova, Moscow, Russia: “Once you learn how to see a silver lining, your world will become brighter and hope will light up your life … dad’s loving encouragement is remembered often even now.”
Christina Sng, Singapore: “Some turtle hatchlings were eaten by predators; others made it to safety. Which side of the story do we choose to see? The cruelty of nature or the triumphant victories?”
Pat Geyer, East Brunswick, New Jersey: “I was inspired by a tapestry I saw on ‘The Antiques Road Show’. You just never know. You could find a silver lining almost anywhere!”
Wendy Bialek, Arizona: “Every day there are new marvels in my garden…complete with garden faeries, now on each side of the fuchsia blossoms. They do their magic 24/7 without tire….or prejudice of season… cold weather does not get into their skin and bones as with mere mortals….I took a photo in my backyard after our first cold snap…and then painted around it to bring out the fuchsia and magically while i was painting the background… the garden faeries “revealed themselves” to me on each side.”
Hazel Hall, Canberra, Australia: “The sound of bells gladdens the heart. A new baby brings hope, and we need that in this shattered world.”
Gerry Jacobson, Canberra, Australia: A “roving grandpa in Sydney and Stolkholm, i’m in Sydney again right now, took my 3yr old Swedish granddaughter to this beach, but she is quite intimidated by the surf and just sat on a towel watching. Even though I am not out there beyond the break, the silver lining is I am here, watching my grandaughter in awe of it.”
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