Thursday, September 14, 2006


such power

Walking along a beach or sitting up top of a cliff, watching and feeling the strength of waves rushing to shore.. One is captured within its force.. You finding your self breathing deep each time the waves come in.. you enter into its close your eyes and feel each wave rushing into your soul.. and as each waves withdraws back to sea.. there is a comprehensive glimmer of 'who' we are..

Looking within, is like looking at a reflection in a pond.. sometimes its clear and still.. sometimes its stormy causing ripples of disfigurement..making the reflection obscure..

perhaps its looking outside of oneself is when we see beauty's reflection..



  1. Dear Hope, Thank you for visiting the Painting Studio and for your comment. My last post started by my thinking of reflections and how one well placed word can change the world forever like ripples in the waters. Then, I got carried away! Smile. As ever be well. Stephen Craig Rowe

  2. Ahhhh Hope! Thank you so much for writing this one...That's what I love about overseeing the ocean, and watching the waves hitting against the rocks... it's such a breathtaking.

    If you have the chance please check out my cartoon studio. I emailed you several times, but I suppose it landed in your junk email, and were gone before you knew they existed?

    Well, I am off to feed my monkey *smiles*

  3. Hi Hope:
    I missed you on this blogwalk. Like your new space.

  4. Hi Hope,
    I had been trying to visit you for sometime now but your space would not let me in. Then again, I found you comment in Stephen's space and clicked on the link there. That is how I found out that you have decided to leave Spaces. Stephen had kindly given me you new URL and that is how I got here.
    I am glad you have a new home and it looks very good, but I miss you at spaces.
    Hugs, Marie

  5. hi Hope,
    I am staring to recover from being so tired. This is a wonderful post and so very true.
    So very beautifully written. I remember visiting my mom on Vancouver Island a few years back and just sitting in her back yard by the ocean and watching the seals bark and the waves come washing in and always in aw, . They say women are drawn to water and I did sit there for hour no matter what the weather.
    Have a weekend. Your space looks great. I love the tag line. I had that one similar once. and yes the best is yet to be!!!
    Love You

  6. hi sweetie!

    Just wanted to pop in and say hi! *waving* *smiles*

    How's your weekend going? Mine is slow, and sluggish (moi feeling more tired these days)

    Love ya!

  7. Anonymous3:12 AM

    Dear Hope,
    What I am reflecting on right now is your friendship . . .
    The inspiring kind words you wrote to me on my space . . .
    I wondered how you might reply. …
    I gazed into the ripples of your friendship,
    And saw the face of God, by and by.
    Thank you, very much!

  8. Sweet Hope,

    Thank you so much for your kind words as always....

    Indeed, I know if it is meant to be, it will happen, but it is almost as if the "evil" is winning, ya know what I mean?

    It was my mother who told me two years ago when I asked her to pray for me to be able to get pregnant, she told me she would not, but is praying for her friend's daughter. The very words that came out of her hit me hard, and it still stings once in a while. It is almost as if they placed a curse on me.

    I try so hard not to let them get to me, it is hard at times when you feel so alone. I know it in my heart that God is with me always. It's just my human nature, that I tend to let my hurtness get carried away *sigh*

    I would give anything to stand on top of the rocks right now, and overlooking the ocean, seeing the lighthouse, it soothes my soul.....

    It is just earlier today that I was thinking of the time when I was a little girl, when I was full of hopes, and dreams. I dreamt of being a beautiful ballerina, and how I loved the way the ballerinas move and how graceful they were.

    *tears running through my eyes* So much for dreams, huh? I just did not have the right figure to be a ballerina. I worked hard my whole life, and I don't need anything... God knows my heart, and he knows the only thing that I ever want is a child that is a part of me and Jer's love. But you know with a woman, their biological clock ticking, like time is running out, sometimes I have my moments, where I feel so blessed that I don't have any children, and again I feel so empty for not having a child... Mixed feelings, right now, I am feeling a bit of both, however, if the world is going to get uglier than it is right now with the muslims... things are gonna get really ugly. *sigh*

    Jer told me earlier that he has a feeling that it will be Hilter time all over again. We need to pray real hard..... for those who are without God.

    God bless you, and hope you have sweet dreams, sweetie.

    I will say hi to Jer for you, he is at my mother's visiting my little brother right now.

    Love ya,

  9. Hi Sweet Hope,

    How are you doing? Hope all is well with you. I guess I am not in drawing mood yet... *laughs* Too much stuff going on in my head.

    I am still sore from my fall yesterday. *laughs* My fault... I woke up, and saw Jer going into the kitchen, I saw my opportunity to seize the computer, I jumped off my bed rather too quickly and ended up slipping and hit my head against the metal can ... and was sore all over, neck hurting... *laughs* That's what I got for trying to seize the computer before Jer got back! *laughs*

    I knew God was chuckling and shaking his head and say.. Oh, girl... girl.. when are you ever going to learn? *laughs*

    Even God has sense of humor!

    God bless you always!
    Love ya,

  10. Oh, girl... I forgot... since you don't wish to be an alien... I'll trade it with you, you can be a candy corn ;-)

    Luv ya!

  11. Hi Hope,

    this is really me Sassy, letting you know that I have helped Stephen set a blogspot up, so you can visit his new blogspot now. smile... Oh, no worries, he is not going to delete his painting studio. As Stephen would say, "As ever, be well, Stephen Craig Rowe"

  12. I believe your closing observation in this post is correct.

    Indeed, we are all surrounded by so much beauty it would be difficult to miss it.


  13. Hi Sweet Hope,
    If you got snow, send some to me, please??? Ahhh... It has been five years since I last saw my first snow. I remember ever since I was child, I kept wishing and praying for White Christmas here in CA for so long, but that never happened. *laughs* People thought I was nuts to pray for that snow here. They said it is impossible, but I figure that with God, nothing is impossible. Of course there is still a part of me that is holding onto that wish of having a White Christmas here one day. *laughs* Isn't that pathetic?

    I hope that you are well, and all is well. God be with you always.


  14. Thank you Hope for your sweet loving comment as usual. Jer is still experiencing pain in his neck, he saw his neurologist, he put Jer back on Bacoflen. I am not thrilled about it as it tends to make Jer sleepy, but good thing is that the dr only wants Jer to take it at bedtime. Hopefully that the medication will reduce Jer's severe muscle spasms. Poor Jer has been having a very difficult time sleeping lately due to neck stiffiness, and pain. I was kinda surprised that the dr did not feel the need to order MRI Scan... but again, ya know how they are with cheap medical benefits. It's a pity that healthcare has gotten too greedy. *sigh* As for myself, I am in the midst of the storm.

    Hope ya are well, and stay warm!
    luv always,

  15. Hiya Hope!

    Hope this finds you well and in good spirits.

    I just tried to visit your MSN Space, and the door was locked, or it's not there anymore...

    I really hope you are OK my friend.


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I delight in reading your comments, the warmth you leave me with and the smiles to great each day.. thank you.. soft hugs always Hope