Friday, December 16, 2005

Beyond the Stars

Well beyond the stars we know, there is a place where heaven hopes and light has form. It’s star stuff—two islands around a lagoon. All bright and multi-hued. The islands float—with serenity, with empathy and vision. They glow—with hope, with joy and love. They stand—with strength, with bravery and vulnerability.

Ideas are alive and dressed painterly colors. Air is music, and laughter is no longer reserved for gods, and kings, and neutron stars.

I know ridges there ripe for climbing on with dips perfect for lounging in. I’ve found beaches for relaxing on, for catching a rainbow of warm and welcome light. They sit next to clear water made for swimming in that reflects the dark and seamless sky. No earthly space has ever felt this welcoming. No place alone could ever be this safe or feel this comforting.

It’s an amazing thing to sit amidst the vibrancy of liquid-solid light of every color and be surrounded by the peace of the beautiful black, black space of night.

Here there is no harm, no fence, no argument over black or white or gray. Things are different here.

Stars have thoughts and feelings. People, when they come, shine with amazing transparency.

—me strauss Letting me be

10 comments:

mergrl said...

The islands float—with serenity, with empathy and vision. They glow—with hope, with joy and love. They stand—with strength, with bravery and vulnerability

I’ve found beaches for relaxing on, for catching a rainbow of warm and welcome light. They sit next to clear water made for swimming in that reflects the dark and seamless sky.


absolutely beautiful Liz! just wonderful my friend

ME Strauss said...

Hi mergrl,
I hope they make you feel like you're going to find the space you need to just kick back and clear your mind.
smiles,
Liz

Jennifer said...

You have a wonderful way with words :) Thanks for sharing.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Jennifer
Here's your space juice.
smiles,
Liz

melly said...

Very poetic. Very nice :)

You shine !

ME Strauss said...

Hi Melly,
Thank you.
I think you shine yourself,
Liz

Betty said...

This would be a perfect place to go during meditation. I assume that's where you found it. See you there.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Betty,
Yeah, it's just east of complete serenity. See you there.
Liz

garnet david said...

It's good to be reminded that we are stardust. Humbling. But I like that you personify space matter, you bring it to us. Nice.

ME Strauss said...

Garnet,
It's so nice to have to come around again. Your words sound so sweet inside my heart.
Liz