Saturday, October 17, 2009

'Tis Art



Residing quietly within, is an appetite … a still, unassuming, yet ever-present, desire.

Its Voice is but a whisper … and it always defers to the demanding dominance of present circumstance.

I hear it whilst in the quiet of a gallery, or concert hall … when all of Today’s impositions are distanced.

It is there, in the Sanctuary of Silence, that the gentlest of murmurings is heard.

There … in the dramatic (and sometimes tender) release of those brushstrokes …
the melding and blending of Images; that stirring scene …

In the sonorous connection made with that particular harmony, rhythm, or lyric …

that contact is made with my Core.

It is in the Freedom found, in these experiences of connection, that my Soul’s private hungers find satisfaction … and my long spiritual droughts are sated.

‘Tis no less true when I read a word or phrase that echoes the cry of my very Being.

The Author or Composer has said what I yearn to express.

This awakens and fulfills the Wholeness of who I am.


I am delighted, beyond words, to, again, be with You, My Dearest Friend and Faithfully patient Reader. By the generous grace, and loving thoughtfulness of my Brother, Steven (who purchased and sent to me the new netbook computer that I now write upon), I can now revisit you and celebrate our sweet bonds.

I, simultaneously, celebrate this ... my 600th posting on my blog. Whoopee!!

I do love You so!

18 comments:

Suza said...

You're back!! You've been missed, sweet John-Michael - your words and your spirit.

Congratulations on 600!! You don't look a day over 599 ;-)))

John-Michael said...

I do thank You, Suza, my Dear. 'Tis as I was saying to Methuselah, just the other day, "It is all a matter of what is held in the mind. Now, if I could only recall where I misplaced my mind!!"
[silly grin]

Loving You ...

Laura said...

Welcome back :) Your presence has been missed. Namaste

John-Michael said...

Ah, Sweet Laura, I thank You.

After these years of enjoying Friends through my little portal of the Net, being isolated from You has been far less than comfortable, indeed.

My embrace ...

Alaine said...

How wonderful of your Brother to put you back in the ether! And congratulations on your 600th post! Lovely to have you back, John-Michael!

lime said...

how fitting to celebrate 600 with the generous gift from your brother which allows us to again enjoy the thoughts and ideas you share here.

thank you, steven!

welcome back, john-michael!

Anonymous said...

I check almost daily for your return and now am so happy to see and take in the beauty of your words once again. So blessed to have your brother, we also thank him :)
Hugs,
Rose (Classic Charm)

John-Michael said...

I do, indeed, thank You, Darlin' Alaine. I am pleased to have my 'virtual veranda' on the World restored. There was a hollowness that resided in the absence of my ability to greet passing neighbors, Friends, and loved Ones.

Lovingly ...

John-Michael said...

So very glad to be back, my Precious Lime.

Though some of those 600 postings are revisited thoughts, the fact that there have been that number of opportunities to share my Heart's considerations is satisfying.

Loving You ...

John-Michael said...

Oh, my Dear, Dear Rose, how my very Being has missed Your endearing "Hugs!" You are such a treasure to my Life.

Thank You, Dear Friend, for your consistent caring.

I love You, Ya know ...

willow said...

Hey, welcome back to the bloggyhood, dear friend. You've been missed.

Love the handsome new pic.

John-Michael said...

[singing] "It's a wonderful day in the 'bloggyhood' ... a wonderful day for a 'Bloggy-Friend' ... Would You be mine ... could You be mine ... Won't Willow be my Bloggy-Friend?"

Hi Beautiful! I thank you for starting my Monday off with your warm welcome (and kind remarks! [smile]).

Loving YOU ...

Anonymous said...

Welcome back JM I missed you. I understand your comments.....I also have felt what you describe in your posting. Standing in front of a work of art (even if I must tilt my head)I see something similiar, something that touches me. I also get that feeling strolling in a beautiful park, or watching children at play. It also comes at the holiday time, seeing all the lights & decorations. Some don't understand this childish awe of the things around us. I suppose if I have not become jaded by now so as not to feel this, I never will.

John-Michael said...

Oh, my Precious Anonymous Friend ...how very lovely it is, that You guard and cherish your child-like sensitivities!

I am reminded of the Truth delivered in the biblical account of Jesus speaking to his disciples. "Suffer the Little Children to come close and be immediately present. For, such is the nature of Paradise. For, unless you come to Life with the innocent and receptive spirit of a Little Child ... you will miss the Beauty and Eternal Truth that is there for you." [revised John-Michael version]

I am grateful for your sweet Presence with me, Dear One ... I thank You for investing this Moment of your precious Self with Me.

nitebyrd said...

Welcome back, darling John-Michael!

John-Michael said...

How lovely to 'hear' your caring and tender Voice, my Precious NiteBird! I thank you for your "welcome."

Lovingly ...

Pelagia said...

Dad...I missed you so much...Thanks to seet David and Heather that have kept us in communication!
Hope you're haelty in body and mind...and heart above all!
Great news from here...I'll update you soon!

John-Michael said...

Hello, my "Pelagia" daughter, Silvia. I am so happy to hear from you.

And now (after exchanging Facebook and Skype messages in the midst of this response) I look forward to our visiting on Skype on Monday. I am excited and delighted to hear of Love's explosion in your life and can hardly wait to discuss ALL of the 'details' when we chat. [big smile]

Your constantly loving Dad.

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