dVerse — MTB — Solilo-Quoi on August 26, 2021

new sunflower video, taken during my “stroll outside”

 

As I sit in cool air after a stroll outside
the steam rises from my frame like
it does from a pile of dung in winter.
I thank my lucky stars, a.k.a. “Fates”
per Henley about his “unconquerable soul.”
It feels like a reward of sorts
for having survived
so many soul-crushing
irreconcilable insanities
that prove
there is no figuring things out.

I walk in a window of time
where things are real enough.
When the noise is stilled
is where miracles dwell.
Grace is alive and well.

 

Victoria C. Slotto is today’s host of dVerse’ Meet the Bar.  Victoria says:
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60 Comments Add yours

  1. Ingrid says:

    ‘there is no figuring things out.’ – I like that you can find peace and gratitude while accepting this. Sometimes we just have to enjoy those beautiful moments life affords us. I love the sunflowers!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Ingrid. Yes, I can, but I’m a work in process and still get caught up in rumination way too much. Glad you like the flowers. The tiny pink one at the end represents grace to me.

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  2. sometimes when looking back it may seem like we have just stumbled to the place we are by chance… the only place we really now can be here and now.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Bjorn. Good to remember.

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    2. Gillena Cox says:

      Luv your end line. Bravo.
      Enjoyed the wind in the sunflowers video

      Good Thursday

      Much❤love

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      1. msjadeli says:

        Thanks so much, Gillena and glad you enjoyed the line and the flowers 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Jen! ❤

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      1. Jen Goldie says:

        My pleasure!
        I love your Sunflower video too! 🌻

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  3. Beverly Crawford says:

    Grace IS alive and well, and writing well too!

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  4. Much to like here…the sunflowers (one of my passions of late), the music and the message, of course. A stroll is the perfect opportunity to self-reflect. Trying to figure things out? Life is such a mystery, isn’t it? Thanks for being here.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Victoria, and glad you liked them.

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  5. merrildsmith says:

    Those moments of peace and grace are precious–and to have glorious sunflowers is special, too!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes they are, thank you so much, Merril.

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      1. merrildsmith says:

        You’re very welcome, Lisa.

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  6. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    “I walk in a window of time, where things are real enough”, so sweet. So very reflective and introspective. I like where your head and poetic spirit is at.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glenn, thank you very much.

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  7. Dora says:

    Lisa,
    How utterly calming and full of grace in the stillness your stillness leads into! Sunflower magic :>) Love the music that goes along nicely with your poetic tone.
    pax,
    dora

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dora, many thanks and happy you connected with the spirit of it ❤

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  8. These sunflowers are beautiful, Lisa, and relaxing to watch. I’m also glad you didn’t encounter any dangerous creatures of the stinging or other kinds! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Christian. The bees and other stingers seem oblivious to me. They are busy stocking up on pollen.

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  9. Masa says:

    Charming as always. I appreciate that we are dissimilar in our musing, but the introspective, distantly beautiful way of thinking is truly delightful to behold. At once visceral and ethereal. Splendid.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Masa, for your wonderful comment.

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  10. Sadje says:

    I can relate to your soliloquy! Beautifully written Li

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much and glad you can relate to it, Sadje.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re very welcome

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  11. rothpoetry says:

    the steam rises from my frame like
    it does from a pile of dung in winter.

    You made me laugh out loud with this one…. I love your poem… and your ending sums it up so well. A great poem Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL so happy I made you laugh with that. I had sat down just after roasting outside and it did feel that way. I’m glad you enjoyed the spirit of the poem as well.

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        It is soo good to me! Exactly how it is here!

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  12. Lucy says:

    That ending—yesss ❤ So beautiful and witty.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Lucy ❤

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  13. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    They are hauntingly beautiful. It’s almost like they are figuring you out and not the opposite.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It could be just that, Max. They have such a powerful life force, it’s been wonderful to see how well they are growing. I hope they feel that way about me ❤

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        I’m sure they do…you helped breathe life to them! I’ll catch up Lisa…it’s been crazy.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          I know you have been busy. No worries, my friend.

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      2. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        PS…I’m watching that movie right now

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  14. calmkate says:

    very beautifully articulated! The sunflowers are glorious, the music video not avail to me, and your reference to dung made me smile too. Overthinking is a major distraction to gaining that grace and peace you noted.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 on the dung. Some say it’s turtles all the way down. I say it’s dung. That song is out on youtube. It is “Grace” by U2. I agree about the overthinking…

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      1. calmkate says:

        ah thanks, it didn’t even give me that much info … I’ll look it up now 🙂

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      2. calmkate says:

        lovely thanks, hope he finds/gets grace 🙂

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  15. Such an amazing journey from dung to grace 🙂

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  16. Maybe we are all just along for a magical mystery ride Lisa. Mustn’t worry too much about figuring it out as some things we can’t do anything about anyway. You made me laugh with the dung reference 🤣🤣

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I think that’s true but why did it have to take so long to get to the realization. Ponderable for sure. I’m so happy to have made you laugh 🙂 ❤

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      1. I guess wisdom comes with age Lisa 😕🤣🤣 We’ve finally wised up!

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  17. Helen Dehner says:

    Love the video of your sunflowers in all their various “petal stages” close up, grouped, panned out, was that rushing water I heard at the end? Love your soliloquy!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you enjoyed the video and the soliloquy, thank you. The rushing water sound are cars, trucks, campers, etc. driving by.

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  18. Sunra Rainz says:

    “When the noise is stilled
    is where miracles dwell.”

    I love those spaces too, msjadeli. A lovely solilo-quoi ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Sunra ❤

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  19. I agree there is no figuring out and we accept with resignation. Resonated deeply, Li. Loved the sunflowers. ❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Punam, thank you and glad you connected with it. The sunflowers have continued to brighten my days ❤

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      1. How wonderful that they continue to do so! They brightened mine too. My pleasure. 🙂

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  20. selizabryangmailcom says:

    “Where the noise is still is where miracles dwell…”
    Yes. YES. That struck me in the solar plexus.
    That was one of the most soothing walks I’ve taken in a long time, too, with your sunflowers.
    Hey, you were the catalyst for my last post, btw.
    And Part 2 is coming up soon………just sayin’, lol.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Stacey! Heading over to your blog right now…

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