Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Crystals of Light

The last two weeks were difficult.
Nightmares became reality
and we were trying to hold onto the light.

For me, as luck would have it,
I was invited to a girls weekend getaway.
A respite from the dark.
A moment to recharge.

The weekend was full of beauty in every form.
I found myself housed in elegant charm
and surrounded by mother nature's loveliness.

There was friendship, laughter, hugs and many words of heartfelt kindness, as well as soul soothing creating.

But I think what touched me the most were the stories shared.
Stories of difficulty, heartache, loss, adjustment, tenacity, refound happiness and success.
Stories of life.

Stories that reinforced my belief that a life is as fragile as a piece of glass.
However, it can be strong and durable depending on how it has been cut.
Stories that touched my soul and will continue to inspire me probably for the rest of my life.

I was fortunate enough to get to spend the weekend with women, who like crystals cut from glass, let their light shine through them to share with the world.
Light I was looking for, to help guide me through the dark nightmare.

It wasn't until I returned home with the crystal light still swirling about my heart, that I truly realized the strength and cut of the loved one whose nightmare we have been sharing.
I saw the light shining bright through her and the rainbow of beautiful colors that she has cast upon those around her.

Yesterday brought us good news and our nightmare has changed for the better.
The path now may be only dimly lit, but there is most definitely a bright, shining, crystal light that can be seen from where we stand.


Stacy McGinnis said...

Beautiful photos, beautiful words.
Thinking of you and praying for you.

amy~ the gypsy chick said...

your images are amazing, i hope that the light is glowing brighter by the second...
praying for you.

knitterbeader said...

Oh, so beautiful. Sounds like you have a beautiful support group around you. Love and hugs.

sonya said...

I am praying for you. God will carry you, just climb into His lap. Your photos are beautiful. The lights are all just breathtaking.
Blessings to you,

Katsui Jewelry said...

I do not know what is happening but I will keep you in my prayers. You write and photograph your sadness with such beauty. I am deeply touched!

Dorthe said...

Dear friend,-I think of you, and wish you all the best possibly--I`m happy you found a glowing chrystal.
Blessings, and hugs-Dorthe

Lorrie said...

Crystal is a wonderful symbol for light - it refracts and expands it even more.
Thanks for visiting my blog this morning. Sending a wordless prayer for you and yours.

Dawn said...

Came across you through "scented sweetpeas"....and so glad i did. What a wonderful, beautiful post.
It's incredible when we can grasp strength from those around us, and share our own as well.

Thank you for this !

Debe said...

Thinking of you & hoping whatever is going on lifts for you are your lovely words & stunning pictures lifted me. Hope your days get brighter & brighter...

NicNacManiac said...

Peace :)

Caleen said...

Hoping and praying for you that all is well. Your words ring true and are beautiful. Love the photos you captured to tell what is in your heart. God Bless you.

Robin Thomas said...

Sending you a hug from here Alisa.

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Gorgeous photos and metaphors, I hope the light shines very brightly for you all soon. xxx