Bloom in the desert

What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.

-Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 

 

 

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[extra paint and flower photos from Sedona]

 

Another page.  Another lesson.

This page is a testament to the dry places. Beauty exists in the desert, if we bend to it.  I’ve identified this past year, that I am not afraid of discomfort or depth or the dark.  I don’t shrink back from those places that seem void of life, but that, with a deeper look, hold hidden water and profound beauty.

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The “dry places” have shown me how to honor my pace and the way that I view life/art/life.  I no longer expect others to move with me or understand how I move.  I am satisfied with walking my own path, at my own pace, seeking out treasures in hidden places.  It’s ironic to me that this page unfolded with so much color, when the sensation of this part of my life is often dark and monochromatic.

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Perhaps it is because it is in here, in the wilderness and underworld, that I shine.

Be in your life,
~betsy

 

By | 2016-10-19T14:20:32+00:00 August 22nd, 2013|1000 Pieces of my Heart, Journals|4 Comments

About the Author:

I create containers for words and paint and I fill them. I craft safe, sacred spaces for people to wrestle, create, heal and shout from the mountain tops.
 
And I teach people to do all of these things for themselves.

  • Alys Seay

    Oh wow! This is awesome. This makes me almost shudder deep inside and inspires me to want to see the beauty there. “I don’t shrink back from those places that seem void of life, but that, with a deeper look, hold hidden water and profound beauty.”

    • wildthymecreative

      Alys – yes! Stop and observe the secret treasures. Whether it’s a person, an event or a place that is a “dry place” in our lives. There is beauty and life to be found.

  • Noeleen

    This is stunning – beautiful. Can’t believe that heart shaped cactus!!!

    • wildthymecreative

      Noeleen – May was the perfect time to be in the desert. The weather was splendid and there were blooms and treasures everywhere!