Monday, July 20, 2009

Launching into Life!


This is my oldest daughter launching into her Life! My heart sings for her when I see these photos. Echoes of my own valleys and mountains resonate within.  There is nothing more to be done but watch her fly and fall and fly again. Someone once said that having a child means to cut out your heart and watch it walk around in the world, a most terrifying and joyful experience! My two daughters have and continue to bring so much love and light into my world. They offer me fresh perspectives and insights on a world with a shifting consciousness. Theirs is a world informed by past generations but already becoming something else. As I contemplate the tender innocence of youth in my daughters I recognize that same innocence alive and well in my own heartbeat. I marvel at how quickly the chapters of experience have created my life story.  Unfurling into a tapestry of textured richness and depth, Life reveals it's patterns of interconnection and relatedness to all beings on this planet. I find myself standing in that same meadow, looking over the valley, only to recognize it for the first time through my daughter's eyes.

6 comments:

mrsb said...

Letting your children launch into their own lives is probably the most wonderful/most horrifying moment of all!

SunnySavage said...

In two days, my own daughter will be arriving for a month's visit along with her daughter, my first grandchild.
Our childrens' "launches into life" also serve as our launchpads
into new aspects of our own lives.
You sound wonderfully integrated,
Holly, and well on your way to becoming an EVE...Esteemed Village
Elder...Cheers,

Sylvia said...

That is very, very beautiful, what you wrote. I cried, thinking of my own children.

Carol Anne Strange said...

Wonderful, inspiring images, Holly, and a truly beautiful post, which resonates with me deeply. All is well! xx

Üdo Ümami said...

what a beaütiful heart you have! xoxox <3 Üdo

Magnus said...

I think I told you this on twitter ages ago but all I can think of when seeing the top picture is freedom..and such a lovely place that looks to be.

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