Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Deep in thought; contemplative.
1. Contemplation; meditation.
2. A product of contemplation; a thought.

Welcome to Wednesday afternoon and today has been picture perfect - blue sky, wispy white clouds, a gentle breeze, thoughts and an imagination that has run wild with me for most of the day.

I have travelled many miles on my journey today and seen many things and done lots of exciting things ~ I have painted word pictures for most of my day.  I have just found my morning coffee on my desk ~ ~ stone cold and not even missed, that's how preoccupied I have been.

I love those days when words just flow and they sure beat the days when I sit and look at a blank screen and can't put words together.  It is rather like an artist with palate in hand and canvas on the easel and a world waiting.   

I know there are many of you suffering with illness, pain of grief or just struggling to get your life back together after some major event.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.  Life changes and I was very much aware of that yesterday.   Sometimes the sheer pain of missing someone so much makes you just want to reach out and grab them and hold on and never let go.   Sadly, those things cannot happen and that's why we have and use memory.   We can recall at the fun and fabulous times, the laughter, the tears, the sound of voices and we can almost feel the touch of a hand.

It is important that we do move on and make new memories and there is so much we can do and so much that can be part of our new memories.   We can embrace old and new friends and share our thoughts with them.    I think that's why I like to write because it tells people where this complicated and complex mind of mine has been.

I wrote this today after I had looked at a lovely blue sky and thought of someone very special


Today is picture perfect
The sky is a gentle blue
Just the special type of day
To spend some hours with you.
Let's sit beside the river
And watch the ripples as they flow
Onward and forward they travel
To where we cannot know.

Let's find some shade from the sun
And feel the gentle breeze,
Treasured memories are gathered
On Autumn days like these.
Let's whisper deepest secret thoughts
Discussion without fears,
Let's laugh and talk and ponder
Let's wipe away the tears.

Autumn leaves we can gather
And release them on the flow
Just like our innermost thoughts
Who knows where they will go.
Will they bounce up the crest
Or be taken down below
Will our shared thoughts be deep ~
Only we can ever know.

Let's drag sticks through the water
And find some leafy glade,
A special time of friendship
We'll be glad that we have stayed.
We will remember the sunshine
The shade and the trees,
We will remember today
And the making of memories.

So when the shadows lengthen
And there is a coolness in the air,
The pain of ending this rendezvous
Will be much too much to bear.
But as days go hastening on
And the seasons change once more,
We can always revisit this day
By stepping through memory's door.

©  Linda J. Vaughan
March 7th. 2012

My illness and hospitalization took away my writing for many many weeks and oh the joy and rapture of being able to sit and click click click away on a new creation ~ it is so very special.

I absolutely love the changing of the seasons and the first time of being aware of the change, when the shadows lengthen, the morning comes later and cool and gentle breezes blow.

Wherever you are in our beautiful world I hope that for you there is an awareness of just how lovely it is and how special to take time to go outside, sit in the garden, walk by the river and just admire an azure sky.

Today it is dinner out with friends and that will be lovely ~ just a simple Pub meal and good conversation on all sorts of levels and then maybe an evening of crossword puzzles and laughter.

My life is blessed and I live confidently in the knowledge that I have so much to learn yet and that I have those who will share their knowledge, their understanding and their affection.   I am blessed indeed.

Take care as you travel this mid week day at work, at home, on the road, or like me at a desk ~ find joy in the little things and feel the love there is all around you.

Thank you for visiting the Musings of my Heart ~ today a happy and thankful heart.

Love and hugs,

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