peace

 peace a symbol a movement a revolution a stillness a longing a promise a willingness to surrender

 seeking seeking peace in the mystery of love in the wide open spaces in the light and the dark in between

 finding finding peace between discovery and loss us and them me and you within

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leaning elephants

 there was a time not so long ago when family and friends sat by me silently and let me lean on them

 looking back it was a powerful gift and now it is my turn

 to sit next to them as well as new and old friends so that they can lean on me

 this collection is a celebration of love, friendship, and community

 it is inspired by all of the people in my life who let me lean on them and for anyone who has needed, now needs, or will need someone to sit silently beside them

 because sometimes there are no words…

bela ’15… Read the rest “leaning elephants”

birds on a wire

 there was a time not so long ago when family and friends sat by me silently and let me lean on them

 looking back it was a powerful gift and now it is my turn

 to sit next to them as well as new and old friends so that they can lean on me

 this collection is a celebration of love, friendship, and community

 it is inspired by all of the people in my life who let me lean on them and for anyone who has needed, now needs, or will need someone to sit silently beside them

 because sometimes there are no words…

bela ’15… Read the rest “birds on a wire”

fill in the beauty

 delicate strong twisting turning

 the heart loves grows endures

 the yin yang heart is painted in lights and darks that, with every stroke takes shape each made more beautiful by the other

 the black heart flourishes even in darkness and, in those times of darkness when we have all felt broken

 the broken heart reminds us that it is through our cracks and breaks that we become more beautiful

 twisting turning dark light love

 fills in the beauty

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bela’s mandala

 my mandala took shape and form on an empty page after many stops and starts

 the first shape, drawn only after a pause— a quiet breath of letting go

 my pen began to move in a rhythm just as the breath does when we take notice and fall into the present…

 mandalas always circular in shape draw us into the center— our center our beauty

 and in so doing we let go this is my moment my letting go my center my beauty

~bela ’16

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the weeping willow

 weeping willows transport us to a time before

 when we spent our days dreaming exploring playing

 they listen to our secrets offer wisdom and invite us to hide and seek

 they bend, twist and turn playfully enchanting us to do the same

 beautiful but full of   melancholy they assure us that with every end there is a new beginning…

bela ’16

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the moontree

 the changing of the seasons often marks a kind of   beginning

 one that, for me, involves a balance of letting go and holding on

 in the fall, the trees rich with color remind me to look forward

 but as the leaves begin to fall to also let go

 exposed naked raw

 the trees reach deep below to  their roots for strength to stand tall

 and high above to the moon for the promise that change, a new beginning and new growth is soon to come…

 so i too reach for my own roots  and my own moon

 and invite you to do the same

 finding strength in where we have been standing tall in who we are now and looking forward to where we are goingbela ’16

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the moonbird

 the door is open the bird is free but still, she does not fly

 the crescent moon is calling to her, inviting her to embrace the change that is on the way

 but she is not quite ready to accept the moon’s invitation

 and so, the moon waits whimsically patiently

 until

 she is ready to fly

~bela ’16… Read the rest “the moonbird”

the blood moon

 it filled in the beauty lightened the darkness and made me believe in so much more than what seemed possible

on september 27th, i watched as it filled the dark sky the blood moon a super moon eclipsed by the earth’s shadow turning it to blood

 a symbol of the soul passing through the darkness and illuminated in a brilliant  cascade of deep reds

~bela ’16

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the elephant

 strong wise revered loved

nurturers thinkers mindful of all things

 but still at risk

 they remind us to hope inspire us to be great but most importantly to reflect on our humanity— our capacity to cause harm but our even greater capacity for good

~bela ’16

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the seahorse

 otherworldly mystical magical

 messengers of protection and perception

 they capture our attention inspire our imaginations and remind us to not only sharpen our physical eyes but also our spiritual ones

 so that when we are lost we can be found

~bela ’16

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