Tuesday, September 16, 2008

the gift

give me a gift of black and white
be honest
speak with kindness
let me help
just say no
keep things simple
believe in me
don't give up
read the directions first
let me sleep
eat breakfast
lunch and dinner
be patient
read the ingredients first
drive the speed limit
keep a budget
say thank you
and please
try to remember

give me a gift in full color
laugh out loud
plan a surprise
stay up late
plant flowers
use all the crayons
decorate the envelopes
start new traditions
compliment strangers
give money and time
keep dreaming
sing and dance
eat chocolate
open the sun roof
go a different way
take pictures
see a play
keep smiling
These lists are incomplete, but I 'm sure that you could add a thing or two. If you can believe it, I am still organizing my art room, but I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I am now ready to unload the boxes that I had to fill in order to begin. And I'm feeling less pain when something has to go and using more wisdom about what is to stay.
The state of this room has definitely been a mirror of how I feel inside. Seeing the order, balance and organization has been so rewarding and healthy. I think I'm going to make it after all :)


dreamergirl said...

yes you are.
love you

Wanda said...

My heart jumped when I saw the envelope in the box with your touch on it..... Pastor Dad, said why don't you open it first...as I was opening other mail... I said with a smile, holding your card to my heart.... I save it for last, because I know it will be dessert!!

And it was.... I love you my dear, and thank your for the valuable advice... I have alreay put it to use for J.

Love for ever, and I'm so excited about your art room...

Wanda Mom (((hugs)))

Lady Prism said...

As i do not have any art room, I am looking forward to seeing yours!!..am' excited!

pink sky said...

beautiful poem d. i love the contrast of the black and white and the color. always embracing the balance of them both :) i hope you post pictures of your room when it's done. i'm sure it will be magical...i feel it already has a spirit!

Jack K. said...

Darlene, you are the treasure that makes us all better for knowing you.

You have a clear understanding of all that is important in life.

Your poetry, photography, and understanding of life is absolutely precious.

Thank you for gracing my life. I am forever indebted to bronxbt for inviting me to stop by.

pink sky is spot on with the comment about your art room being magical. It can be nothing less because of your magic.

May love, peace and serenity be with you always.

sweet expressions said...

I agree you are a special treasure and your words are filled with beauty and so profound I cherish reading them.

I agree with Jack K. may love, peace, and serenity be with you always.

Sandy said...

Good, you're doing better!


Dana Jones said...

I love that line:

Give me a gift in full color

I just really like that idea.... gifting is one of the five love languages. It is like you are asking for someone to pour out love, real love to you.

There is nothing wrong for asking for what you need, especially when it is love.

xx, dana

chulita4 said...

Wow, I am also trying to get my "art room" together after just moving into a house I am renting. Although, I call mine my beading/reading/just kicking back with my babies (Mikey & Chulita, my two small dogs) room.

This is the first time in my life I will have such a room and it is so nice. Let's exchange pictures!!

Also glad to hear you are feeling better. God Bless.