Grace and Grit

A post honoring a friend’s Birthday. I had to post it before midnight so it is a rough draft, unedited. I think I will keep it that way to honor the sincerity and rawness in which it originated. So here it is, a stream of consciousness honoring another. We don’t thank people enough. Especially those who never seek gratitude. For what you do in support of others and what is done in support of your own life ultimately has healing consequences for the whole of humanity. Happy Birthday, friend.

STARDUST

Dedicated to the brave and brokenhearted who keep moving forward; Teaching us all attention, awareness, and service to one's [higher power] is the only path guaranteeing the survival of us all. Your courage is contagious. Author’s Note: This was partly written in honor of a friends beloved father who passed unexpectedly. An unexpected rewrite was sadly needed again in the passing of my grandfather, William Seymour III, on Friday, January 12, 2018 This one is for you.

THE EVOLUTION OF A LOGO

This logo represents the poetic dance of life where the three bees are dancing inside the circle of text. The honeybee’s relationship with nature has proven to be mutually beneficial, as co-evolution has guaranteed the survival of both. This beautiful and monumental act of nature transcends boundaries of possibility to teach humanity that any act of symbiosis, where everyone benefits, is the most successful path to take.

IN THE BEGINNING PART I of III PART SERIES

The dreams of our childhood are the silences we live by as adults—the margins of mystery enlarged, only, by the journeys we take. There is an ebb and flow to life where you lose and find yourself again. We often notice the drowning sensation that comes with a broad range of daily stressors. Rarely, though, do we pay homage to the weightlessness—the ease through which we float through life when we recognize those remarkable people who were always a part of our journey. Those people not running ahead, nor staggering behind, but always standing beside us. We are well served by acknowledging the abundance of life and everyone that came before us. For, to know is to recall – in the ease of the moment – in each of us is a little of all of us

IT HAS BEEN A WILD RIDE PART II of III

Savannah Bee’s story teaches us that it is a gift we can give to others to find the courage to approach life unconventionally and with generosity–to look into the abyss of the night sky and gaze at the stars – bursting like fireworks – and recognize that we carry within our souls an innate light even when the day is done. This is our reminder that in the wake of uncertainty, in the darkest corner of every fear–we are able to relate to the world.

TO BE BETTER PEOPLE IN A BETTER WORLD PART III of SERIES

We consciously experience the power of selflessness every day and we simply cannot look away. We are working to be better people in a better world and we must always follow our hearts even if there is a price to pay. Having tasted the sweetness from the heart of the world’s buzzing heroines, we hunger for more. It’s my hope that we remember to satisfy that hunger by always giving more than we receive.