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Words whether written with warmth or described deep in darkness may reflect our inner truths giving over to heartfelt emotion thus defining our humanness.

NEW HEAVEN NEW EARTH

 

What if we loved without condition

What if we held no bias

What if we lived with freedom

What if we refused to be pious

Would we suffer from lack

Or feelings of life amiss

Or would we be wealthy perhaps

In healthy happy bliss

The sun provides it's rays to us

Ne'er hoping to hear

Your gratitude and thanks, though

It continues through the year

The ocean provides us breath

Which we cannot live without

It never requests a penance

Freely giving removes all doubt

The forest trees share life as well

Taking in our waste

Never fearing hurtful pain

At our thankless passing haste

Are we not more than trees?

Can we not shine as sun

Does water overwhelm ability

Of our race with fear be done 

I would see an earth

Where hurt we do no more

When humans choose to love the other

As heart's sweet paramour

No more a passing judgment

On an unknown passer by

No more a fear of loss of love

From those dear whom we keep nigh

Nay instead we would see

The heart of human life

We would cease from blaming guilt

And end our worrisome strife

Oh what a world we would be

If love we choose to do

Accepting beauty in imperfection

Not toll presumed we're due

This would be a planet I

Would never want to leave

And perhaps our hearts would join

To share in this belief

All my love dear sweet world

May I add to you

Ne'er again blaming within

I remove all guilt from you

I seek life and peace and love

A hippy I nay not be

Merely a survivor who

Wants love so to be free

But give I must this love of which

I speak unto you

Share I shall this warming joy

That fills me through and through

And perhaps on this day

A change will come to be

The new heaven the new earth

Forever more we love us free

Wedding Tales...

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Happy Nuptials to my beautiful friend, Jessica!

For ten years I've known this gorgeous, wonderful woman. She inspires, empowers and enlightens me as much today as she did when first we met. I was so happy to be amongst her chosen "spiritual family" at her NYC wedding on Sunday, January 19th, 2014, all of whom, when asked "who gives this woman in marriage" responded in a chorus of "we do's". (Tears fell, but waterproof mascara had been applied!)

It was a spectacular (in its warm simplicity) event, but putting it on did require a lot of buzzingly busy bees. Shinae, Jess' (now) former roommate, as Maid of Honor had her work cut out for her planning the wedding for this internationally loved couple. (Chris' parents run an orphanage in Africa.)

One particular topic was obviously... 'Bridesmaids' Dresses'. The email chain between the maids (myself included) went back and forth over the course of a few weeks, each of us pitching ideas. Then (the day my brain turned on) I finally responded, "Why not one of favorite designers whose dresses just so happen to have a way of making pretty much anyone feel beautiful? Alicia Estrada." 

 

Stop Staring by Alicia Estrada

Stop Staring by Alicia Estrada

Jess wanted navy blue. So, instantly I reached out to Alicia with sizes for the girls. We selected the above dress because of its classy, sophisticated yet sexy feel. I brought the pieces to NYC for Jessica's bridal shower and... voila! The girls and Jess were in love. 

Stop Staring has, for many years, been my 'go-to dress' place of choice. Keep up the beautiful work, Alicia!

 

 

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