Look Alive

06 March 2011

So Be It

I have two simple crafts to share with you this weekend! The first is an impromptu glass design. When surprised with the activity at a gathering yesterday evening, a floral/plant motif came to mind but I started with the wrong brush and that was all she wrote! The too-thick vine became sort of a question mark which then became a half-heart once I followed the drive to expand the color spectrum. Once the picture started to emerge before me, it felt natural to just complete the heart and let some gold trace the path from it to the 'lip'. 

The Blondie song, "Heart of Glass", came to mind as I posted this. Thankfully, my heart is in a good place right now, so only that title and great rhythm I grew up with apply. Still, how often do adults get to take an inexpensive, unexpected moment (save for Sabbath rest) from work, bills, parenting, teaching and any other serious, necessary elements of Life? Considering the intent and actions of this 'play', then, "heart on glass" better describes what manifested.

Maybe my subconscious wanted to share what I'm learning about the process of Love: the way it begins often from having something or someone else in mind; the questions that may form; the different speeds at which light gets to and through us, showing our colors; the presence of gold even in drops and how it wants to spring up from the waters of our emotions to bubble through our mouths and communications; the need for transparency and room in order to be truly filled...

An unfamiliar version of "Amen" infused with "This Little Light of Mine" made itself known to me as Sunday classics played on the radio this afternoon. As an alternative to his single "Hard to Handle", the late Otis Redding added a special sentiment to the traditional hymn's lyrics which stated, of course with Daddy's encouragement and now this short video of reinforcement, that we should let our lights shine 'to show Love'. Fame, harmful ulterior motives, lust, superiority or even inferiority are impotent in purpose when and where "It" rightfully stands and moves. The Light of God is just the Truth and Spirit of His unconditional Love. So...
Be It.

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