Friday, May 28, 2010

Reflections


My niece ~ loving what she sees!
You, yourself, as much as anybody
 in the entire universe, 
deserve your love and affection.  ~ Buddha

I saw
myself
today

As I drove around
suburbia
I saw myself
in the woman
coming out of the bank


and the mall


and the library


I saw myself today
in the woman
walking with her little son
in the park


Then I saw myself
again
in the young woman
wearing business clothes
high heels click-clicking
down the aisles 
on her lunch break
at Target


I saw myself today
The little girl skipping 
out into the school yard
sunshine on her face
back pack and a smile
that
was
me


I saw myself
in her grandmother
arms open wide as she 
greeted her in
the car pick up line
that
was
me
too


I saw myself today
in the college-age baristas
the laughs and banter
behind the counter
at my favorite coffee shop


I saw myself
as well
in the couple
waiting in the
pharmacy at Walgreens 
my husband's aged hand
clasping my own


Everywhere I looked
 today
I recognized myself


now


 the past


the future


And I whispered
a blessing
of love and
affection
to
each one.

Have a wonderful
Memorial Weekend!
I hope to
see you
soon.

images:  click on each for attribution



45 comments:

My Yellow House said...

That was beautiful....

I don't think I've ever taken the time to see myself in such different ways...I'm going to try today ~

Have a wonderful weekend!
Sarah xo

Daisy Cottage said...

Absolutely beautiful!

YOU are amazing and a wonderful inspiration to me.


THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


xo,
Kim

Flaviana said...

Oh WOW! This was an amazing and totally inspiring post ! every image perfectly reflects your words, kudos to you!
Wish you a marvelous and relaxing weekend too
xo Flaviana

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Suzanne,
Have a fabulous weekend!
~Rebecca

A Vintage Chic said...

Absolutely beautiful, Suzanne...every bit of it! Love your insights...thanks for sharing them with us!

Hope your day is lovely in every way!

Julie

Zaira said...

Suzanne, you always write wonderful posts, so full of poetry. I like reading your thoughts, they reveal a splendid woman. So nice to have met you!

Enjoy this day and this weekend with your family.
xoxo Zaira

Snappy Di said...

This post was very eye-opening to me... to myself, and how I could learn more about myself just by seeing those around me.

Di
Have a beautiful week-end my dear!

craftymarta said...

I see you today, your soul that is, and is a beautiful soul. The word says that what comes out of the mouth of men comes from the heart. Beautiful heart too. To have the anointing of the inspired word is such a blessing, specially when is used to make others see. Continue to use your gift. Blessings, Marta.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dearest, this was beautifully crafted and well-thought out!!!!! Thank you for the inspiration! The beautiful image of the young business woman....is this our dear city? Oh, such gorgeous images of a lovely group of people!!!

Bisous! Anita

bBchronicles said...

Well said - beautiful sentiment! The whole world is a mirror that is constantly reflecting ourselves - I see that too!

Have an amazing weekend!
PS Be watching your inbox - I have some fun links for you!

koralee said...

Love visiting you...you make me so happy! Thank you for all your lovely posts. Made me reflect today as my daughter Graduates...xoxoxo Hugs for a great long weekend. xoxoxox

Morning T said...

You are awesome Suzanne! I ♥ this post.
Enjoy the weekend.
Hugs~
T

hometown girl said...

how lovely, you write beautifully! enjoy your weekend! susan

Julie said...

Thank you for your reflections...for pondering all that it means to be a female...a little girl, a young woman...a married soulmate.. a gracious senior mentor to younger sisters...
we have the gift to be inspiring...to have influence...to sow seeds...to encourage others beside us to do greater things than they think they are capable of... It is a good thing to be "WOMAN"...thanks for the wonderful and beautiful post. It is moving! HUGS to you. Have a great weekend with all you surround yourself with...

T's Daily Treasures said...

Inspiring post and oh so true. There's always a piece of us in the people we see which is why we shouldn't be so harsh on others. Na-da Farms looks like a lovely place to have been, you found lots of fabulous treasures and had quality time with friends which is always special. Best wishes for a wonderful weekend. :) Tammy

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

I'm just going to come right out and say it...

I cannot WAIT to buy your first book!!! :-)

There is no way in HECK that you're not getting published one day. You're amazing!

XOXO,
Anne

Olive Cooper said...

Wow to the Wow! Suzanne you keep taking it up a knotch. Thanks for the comment on my blog. I enjoyed hearing about your volunteer work. It is so important! I was a RN at a state prison before I retired. Bless you!

xo,
olive

June said...

Suzanne I cannot tell you how much I love this post! If we could all just see ourselves in everyone else, wouldn't it make a more generous and kind people? I am such a lover of people, all kinds of people and it is wonderful to feel that you are as well.
hugs

Beatnheart said...

What a beautiful experience. I’m a professional antique (so they say) and the process of buying stuff when a bunch of other people are clamoring over the goods is not easy for me either. It’s easy to make a mistake. Your amoire is beautiful...no wonder you bought it. Its not easy to be careful sometimes when something speaks to you

Jeanneoli said...

This is absolutely beautiful and perfect in every way! Thank you for such a wonderful and fun post.

Denise said...

oh what beautiful words in your post!!

thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for the nice compliments! I am so honored that she chose me to be featured!

Have a wonderful weekend!

denise

Beach House Living said...

What a lovely,poignant post. I'm sure I said this before your posts are like photo essays with each statement perfectly paired with just the right photo. Your writing invokes such emotion. It is always a pleasure to stop by.

Thank you for your comment on my Memorial Day Moment of Remembrance Post.

Kathysue said...

Such beautiful word, beautiful images of life and one time or another we were, are or will be one of these people. I think it makes me reflect on how we treat others more than on my own self. thank you for the reminder of humanity and how we are all so connected, hugs sweet friend, kathysue

Deborah said...

This was so lovely...
thank you

So thoughtful..

Have a lovely weekend!
Come visit..:)

Deborah \0/

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, so touching! You know, you are truly talented. Really. So very thoughtful and inspiring.

Cindy said...

Popping over from Elizabeth's blog!
Beautiful and inspiring!
thank you for opening my eyes a little more tonight!
Enjoy the weekend!

cityfarmer said...

you are one beautiful woman ... I am proud to call you friend

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful thoughts!!!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Elizabeth

Farmgirl Paints said...

Lovely! You have a great weekend too:)

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

You know what? Everyone already said as much in the comments above mine. But you truly are amazing. You write the most inspirational posts. Full of love and always so profound. Your mind must be so full of good thoughts, because you share them with magnificent insight and beauty.
Brenda

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Right with you!
Such a lovely post. How are you? What is memorial day, remembering? Do tell!

Happy weekend, Sarah x

Charlene said...

What a precious post! My first visit but, not my last. Have a great Memorial Day Weekend. Charlene

Lara Harris said...

Oh wow! What a wonderful post! You truly have a gift with words! God bless! :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good evening dearest! Wow, what a gorgeous day we had today!!! I did some gardening, some shopping, and just walking in the sunshine. Thank you so much for being so kind to visit me again dearest; Oh, how I want La Joie de Vivre always....I just want to rejoice in everything that is good and try my best to stay alert and in good form so that Ruben and I can continue to travel the world and walk everywhere as we usually do. We have always tried to suck the marrow out of every bit of life! Blessings to you and the countdown is on to meet!!!

Bisous, Anita

lisaroy said...

what a lovely post as usual! I think now that I'm no longer wrapped up in my day job, I've become more and more aware of what's around me and my hubby and I have also commented on an old couple in a coffee shop being us! thanks for making me reflect again - you have a beautiful soul. have a lovely weekend! xx

Rosemarie said...

Hello! Hope you can see me peeking over the privet hedge.

You have the creativity to recognize and visualize simple everyday experiences and tie them together with one hook: I saw myself today. Who couldn't identify with your reflections. Who wouldn't return to enjoy your next post.

Queen of Queens

The Zhush said...

I adore the way your write! xx

myletterstoemily said...

what an inspiring and reflective piece.
it touched me to think of seeing myself
in those around me.

Jennifer Rizzo said...

I hope you have a wonderful day too!!! That was such a sweet and inspiring post Suzanne!!!!

Fearless Nester said...

Oh Suzanne how beautiful this is! You always have such uplifting posts that I can always relate to, but could have never thought to express them anywhere near as beautiful as you always can! ~Lili

Vitania said...

a lovely post... hope you have a wonderful weekend..

vie

Mara said...

Hi dear Suzanne!!! What an inspiring post! I loved every single word and every single pictures. You have a very sensitive soul!

Hugs!
Mara

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

Fantastic post... as usual. You always have something lovely to say. Thanks for your kind words about my outdoor room. They really made my day! xoxo Erica

Cashon&Co said...

You have an AMAZING gift for words dear!!!! seriously! And that photo of your niece in the car as the first image is priceless. Have a great holiday weekend.

Jeanie said...

This is simply beautiful -- and a good lesson for us all to remember who we are, where we've been and where we're going -- and that others are there, too!