the flowering

Mmmm perhaps a lttle early to think about flowers…………..  they are still magical memories held in seeds, bulbs, way down in that dark soil, over wintering and so full of possibillity.  Its a good feeling knowing these wonderfully colourful plants are gathering their energy in readiness for that enormous push through the soil as the days lengthen and the sun becomes increasingly warmer.  Puts me in mind of Persephone, she has plunged down into the underworld now, but come the spring and she will burst forth bringing that spark of creation, the green and beautiful land will once again blossom.

wet on wet watercolour

I will not die an unlived life

Hot pinks and reds are favourites at the moment, love the vibrant energy waves these colours emit.  Have been playing at patterns again, this one is from a drawing that I illustrated a poem with.  A beautiful poem that touched my soul and forms the essence of my being.

I will not die an unlived life.

I will not live in fear

of falling or catching fire.

I choose to inhabit my days,

to allow my living to open me,

to make me less afraid,

more accessible;

to loosen my heart

until it becomes a wing,

a torch, a promise.

I choose to risk my significance,

to live so that which came to me as seed

goes to the next as blossom,

and that which came to me as blossom,

goes on as fruit.

by Dawna Markova

Flickr: Your Photostream.