Thursday, December 30, 2010

Looking Back

The Three Sisters Mountain Range at first light
Looking back I see the year unfolding in friendships found upon this space where white screen greets me every morning, beckoning me to fill it with my thoughts expressed in words that lift me up, up out of the darkness of morning into the light of day breaking my heart open in love.

Looking back I experience the year unfolding through the writings of people I have never met on the reality plane, but for whom this cyberspace creates a vibrant reality beyond the 3-D plane of my everyday existence. In particular, three women with whom I've formed a friendship -- it may be in cyberland but it feels so real and deep and meaningful to me.

Looking back, I share with you just a few of their words that inspired me, moved me, touched me, startled me or simply entranced me.

Looking back -- I must confess, most everything these friends writes moves me, touches me, inspires me... in some way. It is one of the many gifts these women have given me - voices that connect deeply in my soul, touching me and inviting me to open up to the wonders of friendship reflected in their loving ways.

and if you check my blogroll -- you'll see other writers whose words awaken beauty and truth and love and joy. Tomorrow, I'll share more of my favourites, but for today, I honour these women who have come to mean so much to me and who add such joy and light into my life.

This is just a random sampler to get you inspired too!

From Maureen Doallas at Writing without Paper --

God Is (A Poem)

Wednesday Wonder: Artist Maureen OKayne

Christmas Listening Posts (Poem)

From Diane Walker at Contemplative Photography

In stillness, calm reflections

With Sophia at the window


From Joyceann Wycoff at Peaceful Legacies


Be Wild

Tension of the Opposites


Maureen said...

I'm honored so. Thank you, Louise. The four of us have forged something very real within and without the virtual, and I'm grateful every day for having made the connection.

Hugs and Happy New Year!

S. Etole said...

I look forward to visiting your friends sites ...

A most wonderful New Year to you! said...

This has indeed been a blessed year, blessed by the presence of all three of you. Thank you so much for putting my feelings into words -- and I love that these mountains are the Three Sisters!

nance marie said...

wonderful connections...

hey, there are three sisters mountains in oregon too!

Ian said...

Happy New Year

Claudia said...

i find it always so amazing how close we can come each other on the web - sometimes i think even closer as when we meet people in reality because we pour so much of our heart into our words. maureen is fantastic - and i'll go and check out the two other ladies as well
have a lovely start into the new year louise

Cheryl said...

You're generosity of spirit is such a gift, Louise. Happy 2011 to you and yours.

Joyceann Wycoff said...

Louise ... what a gift! You've brought this year full circle and I can't imagine what it would have been without the beauty, wisdom and support that I received from you, Diane and Maureen. You have truly become my blog-sisters.

I so look forward to seeing where 2011 takes each of us.

Harshika said...

a sweet post :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. Our group is so very fulfilling to our hearts and souls.

Wish you a wonderful 2011 and years that follow it.

May they shower happiness, love and peace on you abundantly.