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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #113 — Once

Once Cocoons Fashioned from Nothing to form We came to exist Nestled and nurtured life Immersed in air, water, earth A living seed, destined to sprout Grace and vision foundation's blueprint Metamorphosed! Butterflies realized! Liberated wings, tired from wiggling out Open and close slowly, practicing While we rest, wind-kissed promises Wings rested now, fluttering Wind… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #113 — Once

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #112 — Cake and Pockets of Stillness

Musical group, Cake When I think of pockets of stillness, I think of music and how much the pauses mean to it. I like music of all genres. A good steady beat and rhythm can be relaxing because your mind knows what to expect next and can forget about anticipating texture. Sometimes, however, your mind… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #112 — Cake and Pockets of Stillness

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #111 — Riding a Brain Wave

image link I came across this song by chance maybe a year ago, and it had the effect of making a space at the top at the back of my skull start tingling and it's tingling right now as I listen to it. Of course I had to know more about the singer, the instruments,… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #111 — Riding a Brain Wave

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #110 and #MM Saturday Mix Sound Bite, The Haunted Cave

First off, Happy Diwali!  I've seen shapes like this one in my coloring book but didn't know it was associated with Diwali: Now I know.  I can see a yin-yang quality to it with my "new eyes." It is also the season for Halloween, which is coming up on Thursday, so please enjoy this scary… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #110 and #MM Saturday Mix Sound Bite, The Haunted Cave

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #108 — Gently they go, until ready again

Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind; As eyes softly close, breath takes its last this life Cushions hold their bags of bones and flesh Lowered now, held close to Earth's breast Dreams will lift them, floating now with ease To a place of rest where there's a gentle peace Connect with soul… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #108 — Gently they go, until ready again

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #107 — Unbridgeable?

image link There is a web of life that connects all-that-is, living and dead, past, present, future. There is no way to disconnect from it. At the same time not all of the connections are wholesome or positive, yet we have no choice but to connect with them as well. I was passing ideas back… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #107 — Unbridgeable?

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #106

  This is that, and that is this. Yes is no, and straight is twist. That is this, and this is that, Up is down, and thin is fat. Black is white, and all soon grey Here is close, yet far away Today is now, yet yesterday Tick tock eyes watch tennis ball Rise fall… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #106

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #105 — If Only

Wistfulness Only if I knew it then (Wistfulness) I remember sitting in a night club in my thirties with a friend and her sister and the subject of “only if I knew it then” came up on men and relationships with them. As with many, there had been some less-than-wise choices along the way for… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #105 — If Only

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #104 — Oku

image link Oku, the great stone at the mouth of the river, had been an observer of her domain for centuries. She had seen such incredible things. In the spring, when the snow melted in the mountains, ice cold water came down on its way to the great lake and rushed over her. She felt… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #104 — Oku