Friday, December 23, 2011

Wish for...

Sometimes going forward means going away for awhile. Yet, I think of you all every day, checking in at your sites and blogs and thinking about all the thoughtful visitors from around the world.

Pondering this year (its challenges and gifts) and thinking about the coming one, my wish for you is good health, loving friends, loving family, good jobs, great studio time, and paint, paint, paint.

I don't have work to share this week, but I do have some words and a photo--the view from my studio.

This is my prayer for all of you, no matter your faith: Blessings to all of you. May you hear the best voice within you, the wise voice, the Loving voice. And, let's keep going, toward wholeness, peace, and purpose.

Right now, I'm Waiting for My Child to Come Home

Image © 2011 Melinda S. Esparza

Rain calms me
Providing a boundary for my thoughts like the edges of a canvas
Reining in too much of everything.

I linger to read.
I eat breakfast slowly,
Gazing over the beautiful dozing dog flesh before me
and out
to the little streams forming,
pelted gently and rhythmically crossing the yard.

There seems to be more time in a rainy day, more hours.
Kiss, kiss, Rain, on desert mouths moistened with a promise.
Hug, hug, Ground, embracing tones of gray and silver and
cool blue light on mirrored mud.

© 2011 Melinda S. Esparza


Edgar said...

Thank you, Melinda, for this peaceful meditation. It is a calming, introspective moment you have shared. Merry Christmas, eh?

Donald Diddams said...

Thanks, Melinda, for your good wishes to the world and for your soft, yet powerful thoughts and prayer.

Melinda said...

Merry Christmas to you, too, Edgar. When the boy comes home, there is family and all is well.

Melinda said...

I think of you often, Don, and with these sentiments always.

There are signs, amidst the darkness, of light, as in your blog post, that we can surely focus on. It's hard when there is so much work yet to be done in the world, but we do need to draw our attention there as much as possible, don't we?

Thank you for being such a treasured blogger buddy.

Jeane Myers said...

thank you Melinda for your inspiration all year long - your blog is one of my fav stops in cyberspace - I always leave with food for thought and inspiration - have the best of holidays and I'll see you on the other side, xox

Melinda said...

Best wishes, Jeane! Your blog is a must visit for me too. You're wonderful.

Yes! See you on the other side.

Virtual and warm hugs from Tucson.

Barbara Muir said...

Merry Christmas Melinda,
You will be in my thoughts all day
today. I love your post. Love to everyone in your world and best wishes for a lovely holiday.


Melinda said...

Merry Christmas to you, too, Barbara!

Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment. It is already perfect here. I've been blessed to sit face to face with my dear Ell for six hours talking and laughing after four long months of his being away. This is a miracle to me.

I'm thinking good thoughts for you and yours, wishing you miracles too. Warm hugs from here.

Linny D. Vine said...

Mmmmmmm!! Melinda's madrigal, moisture, Mavis, music, motherhood, miracles...Magical! (merriment and merriness and merry, merry, too!) Wishing you and yours happy hearts and happy holidays.

Anamaria do Val said...

Happy New Year, Melinda, and thanks so much for sharing your feelings and your artwork.

Melinda said...

Oh, Linny! You are lyrical, lively, lovely and delightful!

Thank you so much for your good wishes. I'm wishing you all of the same.

Blessings to you and yours!

Melinda said...

Welcome, Anamaria! Thank you very much for visiting and commenting. Happy new year to you too! Hope you'll come by again.