Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Twenty - A Place to Begin - E - Turning Points on the Journey

An Italian Love Affair… 4/16/14

When you wrap your sadness in love your soul begins to heal.  Live life with the infinite sense of humor that she needs.  Always hear the music and never stop dancing.  Find your somewhere and begin.


There is always a moment in life when all of a sudden you dare to begin again.  The moment will be not magic; it will not be perfect, it simply will be, and you will know it.  You take your dreams and your fears and you wrap them together and you make your life.  You discover yourself.  No matter what the journey has been so far you look up into the midnight sky and there you are.  You find your childhood, you embrace it, and you remember and you forget and you grow.  The child that was has blossomed.  Fears are tempered by elegance, courage and strength.  Life begins.

A long time ago, I sat on the rocky beach, staring out into the grand emerald blue Mediterranean Sea - a painting so perfect that only God could paint - and I knew that I had come home that I had found my courage and grace.

I knew that whether I stayed another hour or a year She would be mine for a lifetime.  The noise of life - the passing train the traffic and the voices - slowly, suddenly faded away and there we were two souls, swaying in the sea breeze.  I discovered me and I began my journey of paint and poetry.  Once again a new voice found.

I fell in love with me in Italy and I found the rhythm of my life.  I began a long slow dance across the Piazza of this life.  Two tortured souls on an incredible journey of discovery and of faith.   Suddenly found and suddenly lost, quite un-perfect but all mine.  Triumphs and failures along the way, as life should be.  My somewhere is Italy, and my Italy is Me - nestled deep in my soul protected and secure, I am because we are.  I set forth once again letting go of what was and embracing what shall be.

I have come from a place so far from where I began.  My life has been a journey.  Everyday I look in the mirror and I know that I am the most beautiful girl in the world.  I am whom I am because of where I have been, not because of the life I began as a child, but rather the life I have chosen.  The Life I have lived.  That is mine to keep.  Today I see the promise of tomorrow, I stop, I smile and I laugh out loud.

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