The Age of Darkness, the Age of Light-and the Sea.©

The Age of Darkness, the Age of Light-and the Sea.©

In the midst of the darkness of this long night… my heart is filled with uncertainty and my soul is restless.  Yearning and anticipation are taking me on a roller coaster ride.  It has been like this every night for as long as I can remember.  But this feeling is getting intensified lately.   I have learned to heed my intuition, and it never fails me.  Now, I feel like something is going to happen.  Never have we, as the people of this age, lived in such a contradiction since Charles Dickens wrote these words of wisdom:

” It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way—in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest seeing aies insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only. ”  Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, Book the First, Chapter I.

It’s a time that we’re seeing all the evil of humanity awaken like vampires spreading through the land.  Those who want to divide us and take us back to the darkest of ages where a man was void of his human rights and measured by the color of his skin instead of the merits of his deeds and the substance of his character.

On the other side, never we have gotten together, unified under a sense of comradery , as this time, for humanity, civil rights, equality, freedom, kindness… all the best of humane traits, transcending race, religion, nationality, and all other bars and walls of division.

I found myself, this night, waiting for the dawn of day and yearning for the sea!  Such a great urge to be looking at my beloved Pacific Ocean on the Oregon Coast.  You, the reader, may wonder what is the relevance?!!  At times like this, when I am restless and filled with anxiety, I think of the sea.  He is my best friend.  The only being that can listen and understand.  The only friend on this beautiful and sad Earth who can fill me with hope in spite of pain and despair.  The sea is wise yet playful, vast enough to contain the world yet can be contained in my gaze and my heart, mighty yet gentle… and most importantly- the sea is a generator of hope.

Waves live all around the shores, living a life filled with stories; yet as soon as one wave reaches its final destination, resting at last in the shore’s embrace- a new wave will immediately be born in its wake, back to the sea, to live a new life, a brand new life of its own.  An endless story of life-infinite.

Yes, here I am, in the middle of the darkness of this restless night, I find myself yearning for the sea.  Dreaming to stand by its shores, where earth meets the sky, as if standing by the edge of humanity, at the age when we are tested and trialed if we, as the people, are deserving of it!

Oh,  here is a droplet on my face..a mist, a sea breeze.  I am refreshed and filled with hope.  ©2017Gainperspectiveblog

 

 

 

 

 

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Oh, Beautiful Bird©

I was reviewing some of my old posts, and found this poem that I wrote way back on January 2008 and posted it on WordPress on January 2016. Looking forward for your comments.

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Oh Beautiful Bird

On the perch

In the cold going out

For your little ones

In their nest

Waiting for food.

I can hear your happy

Songs, in spite of your

Struggle to find a scrub.

You’re jetty and gay

Skipping, turning your

Head every other way

With a happy flutter

Of your wings.

What made you so

Sure you’ll reach your

Goal, and find what

You’re looking for?

Is it Faith? Or is it

Sheer hope? Oh what

Make you so persistent

Never giving up your search?

Or is it the simple life instinct

That if you stay over

At your nest with fear

And idle notion,

That snow has covered All, your realistic view

Of things would be

The death of you,

Laying there with

Frozen Wings?!

So, here you are

Flying to every tree,

Trying every branch,

And even on the ground

Turning every leaf around

Never…

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Overcoming Discrimination-Triumph of Human Will Power!©

Resilience and perseverance in the face of harsh adversity is the highest of human achievements.

The movie “Hidden Figures” powerfully demonstrates this concept.  The discrimination against people of color is an ugly stigma in the history of this country.  However, the achievements of black men and women of America, despite all obstacles and degradation, is a bright shiny mark in human history.discrimination.png

How horrible! Lack of compassion and empathy are traits of wild beasts not humans!

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©Gainperspectiveblog3/25/2017

 

The Realm of The Soul!©

If your reality had come down crumbling

Once upon your head, your soul had to sour

Up and beyond.  All that you had are no longer

Yours.  Loves, dreams, and the life that you had,

Are gone.  All that was tangible has become untouchable-

Sort of illusion images floating in your head.  You have to depend

On the soul to sense its way around instead.  What a mystery?!

In that state of heightened sensory perception–Of time and space-

Infinite possibilities are born and created.  As long as You’re living,

There will be other realities, other friends, other memories to build,

Other laughs and cries, and other dreams to fulfill.

There, in the realm of the soul, hopes becomes crystal clear.

Let’s remember this in that time of utter

Despair of crushed reality, that your vision of what to come

Will lift you up, and You will be saved.

©Gainperspectiveblog3/17/2017

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Aidan & the Kaleidoscope 2

Little Children coloring and making cards for Aidan and Ella-Full Time Islamic School

Aidan & The Kaleidoscope

Fellowship of Goodness

Somewhere in a valley in California, women from different faith groups, United Methodists, Catholics, Mormons, Jewish, and Muslims all got together to help each other in a very dynamic and unique fellowship-to spread love, care, and understanding in our communities.  The group cares for refugees, victims of cancer and their families, needy members of the community, widows and widowers group, make a wish for terminally ill seniors, and much more.  Every time we meet at the Interfaith meetings, or at the Kaleidoscope group, or to one of the sisters’ houses for shared dinner-there is enough love, compassion, and humanity to fill the whole world.

I am so proud to be one of them.  I pray that many communities around the nation and the whole world would  follow our example.

One of the projects was caring for Aidan and his little sister Ella.  He is a little boy undergoing a prolonged stay in the hospital for cancer treatment and needs a cheer.  We cannot forget about his little sister, lest she feels neglected.  I have asked you, my dear readers around the world in my last post to join in.

Aidan’s mom reported that Aidan was so happy receiving all those cards, and it really cheered him up and eased his agonizing long hospital stay.

Just because the world is full of chaos and perils, this doesn’t mean that goodness and cheerfulness cease to exist.  As long as we strive to be good and fair and just.. as long as we continue to seek the truth, as long as we believe in God and certain of His Justice and Compassion-Humanity is still good and there is still hope.

 

©Gainperspectiveblog2/24/2017

Aidan & The Kaleidoscope

Aidan & The Kaleidoscope

Aidan is a little boy with hope and a big smile.  He is going through an invasive cancer treatment in Kentucky, U.S.A.  I live way far in California.  I have heard about him and his little sister Ella through a great Cancer support group called The Kaleidoscope.  A compassionate group of people lead by a beautiful human being called Jan.  They have inspired me with their diligent and selfless  work to help support Cancer patients and their families.

The project is to cheer little Aidan through his ten weeks stay in the hospital undergoing his treatment-through sending him cards and stickers to cheer him up and boost his morale.  We don’t want to forget his little sister Ella by encouraging her and show her that she is so important as well.  Your act of kindness will go a long way to cheer a little boy, but most importantly it will go a long way of changing you and warms your heart.

I thought that since I have more than 1600 followers, we can all send a card of love, care, and support to a little child and his sister, the world will be truly a better place indeed.

Let’s do it!

Here is the Name and Address:

Aidan Wisdom or Ella Wisdom

C/O Kimberly Dirksen

331  Stone Crest Drive

Fisherville, Ky.  40023

United States of America

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