|"My Mountains" Photo credit: KLB|
I met Kandi last year at the Relay for Life. We stayed in touch via Facebook and our friendship has blossomed. Thank you, Jenn.
On the 6th, I received an email from Kandi, who was in Hawaii, one of Jenn's favorite places. She wrote:
I asked Kandi if she wouldn't mind if I shared it with those we know on Project Elegance. She kindly agreed.I needed to share this with you... I am not sure where it came from today... it's something I have not personally done (writing that is, at least of this kind) for 25+ years... But today I was compelled to write this before I went down to the beach to pass a lei full of flowers into the ocean at sunset as a memorial... That, in itself, was quite an 'experience'....
I opened myself today,
Staring at the shadows of the clouds as
They undulated across the Iao Mountains.
The Movements of Light and Darkness and Mass melting together,
Ever Changing the view of the landscape with each second.
I thought to myself, “I wonder if this is what all our lives look like to God?”
We move along so fast
Through the periods of darkness and light in our own lives;
Racing towards what?
All of these events change our shape as it is visible to others,
But how often do we actually really change deep within,
Not just as an undulation on the surface?
Large, Significant Moments in time formed those mountains.
Heat, Change, and great, upheaval events had to occur to
Form the beauty I was able to bear witness to:
The true strength of the ‘Aina,’ or Land.
Again I thought, “Is this what God sees happen when
Strength is created inside of us?”
When life changes us through moments of great difficulty and change?
Do we learn to stand so that no matter what blows over us;
that no matter what storms race through our lives, we remain in our core,
Anchored in Love, Strength, and Standing tall?
I offered a prayer of thanks for the world, and those who
Bring strength to my ‘mana’, or spirit
To make my foundation of life one of these mountains...
Standing tall, anchored in Love,
Ready for whatever the winds blow...
|Kandi said, "The rock was literally sitting next to me on |
this root berm when I plopped myself down to watch sunset...
(and there was the rainbow, and a whole bunch of other stuff)." Love.
Photo credit: KLB
Thank you, Kandi. xo
We will be walking again in the Novato Relay for Life. Your support of the Sugartown team means a lot. Here's a link to the team. Any donation to any member is greatly appreciated. Thank you, friends. xo