Reflecting …

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Reflecting …

on plans we make and made
on their apparent futility,
Although they are grand
filled with perfection, created by us;

Beautiful artwork by our clever brains.
At times they work, fragile though they are.

How do we cope if one cog in this plan
Crashes and stops the perfect wheel?
Are we flexible and filled with grace.

Do we care for the failing part,
Let it mend with our help.
Scrap the carefully laid plans,
Find healing and joy?

Just not as per plan. Permit the flow
Let imagination and love create,
Be their willing tools.

So we can have our glorious Christmas,
whether illness or snow storm strike.
Snuggled together in another place,
ease off and smile;

Whilst candles light our cottage,
Convert it to a fairy tale grotto of love.

Β© miriam ivarson

27 thoughts on “Reflecting …

  1. I can relate to this so well. How many times have I struggled, trying to be precise in my painting and creating tension? Yet, when I go with the natural flow of imagination and love, listening to my angels, the process and results are way better. May you enjoy the miraculous flow of creativity and abundant love in the year ahead!

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  2. Thank you for your beautiful comment, JoAnna.
    It is so true that we often struggle to make the pieces fit into a pre-planned pattern instead of going with the flow. Creating in love within what you have.

    I wish the same miracle for you this year and if I make any New Year resolution it would be that. πŸ’•.

    Miriam

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  3. Miriam, an ethereal photo to accompany your beautiful reflections! πŸ˜€ So often we become too set in our plans, not realising that life is flexible all the time, we just need to be open to this! With candlelight and a grotto of love, how could changed Christmas celebrations be anything but wondrous!

    Wishing you much love & light this coming new year … may it be filled with poetry and creativity for you! xx πŸ˜€β€οΈ

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    • Thank you, Annika, for your wonderful comment. The photo is from my Christmas tree, an ethereal bird flying. You know me and birds.
      You comment about how we get set in our plans and yet again today I was reminded of the need of flexibility. We are no machines, ( and they go wrong too ), we need to use our imaginative selves to reach a positive outcome.

      Thank you for the beautiful New Year wishes and I wish the same back to you. Now you got going I really hope to see another book before the end of next year. 😊❀️.

      Miriam

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  4. Well, Annika, you have thrown the ball back with both humour and faith.
    That now would be a big project but it has been playing in my mind.
    I write about courage, maybe time has come to pick up some … 😊.

    Miriam

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  5. Thank you Julie, I am glad you found the beauty. It was an extraordinary
    Christmas in spite of sudden changes. Just goes to show, with love and imagination blessings follow.

    Miriam

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  6. I have always loved the word β€œgrace.” Perfect words especially for the Christmas Season and all the expectations for perfection and planning. A lovely poem and message to carry with us all year long. Thank you, Miriam.

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    • Lovely to see you here, Erica/Erika, and warm thanks for your beautiful comment. Grace is a word I like too and which can be used in different
      contexts. What a wonder if we could carry it within every day. πŸ¦‹

      Miriam

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