The Silence of Friends

jdr original quote - the silence of friends


The Seed

Unplanted, small and dry
longing for something to
pass her by but on barren
ground, inside her heart,
she only cried. A storm
brewed as desires grew
angry. Yet so frail, pale &
tiny. Not understanding the
evolution of things to come.
As finally rains poured down
harshly, she now is buried
beneath the muddy ground
with nothing but darkness
around. Planted unintentionally
a maddening, furious rupture
came to pass as suddenly
her shell exploded, roots &
arms now reached up &
down as her soul was
engulfed with the nutrients
surrounding. Painfully her
body stretched further than
ever before as the surface
broke open to the light.
Blooming freely, her leaves
unfolded more & more almost
effortlessly with a strength
unknown. Rising faster
towards the sun; drinking
every drop of rain through
changing seasons passing.
Now looking back only to
see how far she had come,
realizing now what she
thought was chaos was
actually her unveiling.
Unlisted Artist

Love That Lasts

”I promise we will not just be two bodies
that drape around each other on the bed,
as the sun goes down right before we
close our eyes. We will be more than that.
We will be the calloused fingers of our life’s
labor embracing one another for eternity.



Do you have S.A.D.? (Self-Added Drama) Read to find out –
Most of this unfortunate condition can be avoided with one single step: Minding your own business!

1. Quit arguing
You think one way and someone else thinks another. Who cares what other people think—right? You do obviously if you argue. Arguing is merely jumping head first into someone else’s crap and then wondering why your life smells like shit. Everyone seems to have a sacred golden calf: Kneeling,bowing or standing, focusing on material things, religion, politics, etc. Do you want to make a difference? Instead focus on something truly sacred: Yourself.

2. Quit defending yourself
People are going to say and do things to hurt you. The only way to give weight to their allegations is to respond. These people aren’t worried about the truth, they want a quick reaction from you. Drama always follows an explanation and you should never have to explain why you do things the way you do things to another. Its NOT their business. Your actions overall will always tell the truth about you so leave the drama out by continuing to work quietly on your life. If others don’t approve, let them go.

3. Quit trying to “help” everyone
How many times have you seen someone struggling and offered some really good advice, just to watch them continue to jump out of the boat over and over? And it upset you didn’t it? Drama always follows unsolicited advice. Sometimes you just have to let people fail so they can learn for their self how to succeed from rising again. You can be kind and leave them a flotation device but walk away from the dramatized situation and leave it to work itself out.

Basically make it your ambition to lead a peaceful, quiet life: Take care of yourself first and remember an empty vessel cannot give from the overflow. Don’t take things personally. True friends will stay while all the rest fall away and if you end up alone maybe its because you need to be. Solitude is a gift that teaches you many things but that’s a different story for another time.


The Vanity of Narcissus

If only Narcissus had horrid scars across his face
maybe we would look at beauty differently…
Many pretty faces hide monsters while those
judged hold within them the most beautiful heart.


Caravaggio – Narcissus (1594-96)

We Trees

If in truth – let’s not offend:
The one who killed – he was killed…
Who in the rain gave the cloak under the cloak.
He has forgiven and so is forgiven.
Separately we stand like trees with our roots
tangled, entwined and our seasons unfold
with a mystery of divine ambivalence
stretching our arms forever to the sky.
William Bee Art

Little Deaths

There are these moments when things
don’t seem to add up and I don’t know
if I am losing time or evolving into
something else. All I do know is
they take my breath away.
Alexandra V Bach Art

Silently Unseen

Sometimes words are forever lost
within me because I remained silent…
but at the time it was better to remain silent
than be so easily seen.

Willam Henry Fox Talbot - An oak tree in winter

Willam Henry Fox Talbot – An Oak Tree in Winter

Pursuing Balance?

Worldly is the man who runs after all the world,
yet sadly does not see the details.
A Spiritual man flees from all the world,
yet sadly only sees inside himself.
The Awakened enjoy all the world inside & out.



Poppies, poppies… she lays in the field
of make believe as her her eyes slowly drift.
No one cares where she is. She barely exists.
The clouds cover her gently with a hazy darkness
that falls. As the sun politely stays hidden not to wake
his precious one at all. The poppies sing their opium
lullaby & she finally is fast asleep; among their
grassy pillow bed as she dreams of
wonderful things.


Boyan Dimitrov Art