Saturday, April 13, 2013

lasting

what is lasting, can it be the wind---does it not go still at times, who's to say it will return

what is lasting, is love lasting---it may be although it's faces and shapes continually change forms, it appears to last

does joy last---not each individual joy but there is an essence remaining a trace of it's existence

and we say that childhood does not last--but i swear i've heard those little voices laughing in the shadows, still at play in the recesses of my memory

do troubles last, no for if they did, we couldn't stand or sleep or even have the heart to try

so the things that last are fleeting, that's the irony of life itself, the beauty hidden in it's mystery

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  1. Ooooh, causing me to think before i head off to teach - So, my morning response?
    You are made of what IS Eternal . . .
    A Spark of the Divine is there - expressing in and through you as You . . .
    AND - even though it seems mysterious - It IS Lasting.
    okay - you've begun my day with Holy Thought - Thank You,
    Love & Love
    Happy A to Z!!
    -g-

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    1. you are a very cool person, i can tell---and a teacher, thanks so much maggid :)

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  2. Lovely post, Lynn! I like what you said about childhood lasting in the shadows of your memory. That's beautiful!

    Have a great Saturday. ☺

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    1. i really think that all of our lives are still out there somewhere--thanks dana, i am having a nice saturday, hope you are too :)

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  3. Life's irony, "things that last are fleeting". Awesome words, Lynn.

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    1. i am glad you appreciated that line teresa :)

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  4. What an absolutely gorgeous post!

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  5. Joy and troubles are fleeting. Childhood is a misconception. Like adulthood, childhood is an integral part of our make-up not a separate entity. We will all remain children at heart it is only the proportions for each individual that differ.

    Love is eternal. I am divorced but I still love her because true love never dies whatever happens. If it does you were never truly in love.

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    1. i love how you thing jp--always a romantic and teacher :)

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  6. These things last in our memory. And sometimes love doesn't last, it can be destroyed. Love never returned can start to shrivel.

    If we give these things no further thought, they will eventually fade. We may wonder 'whatever became of. . .' or we might not.

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  7. I always worry about the joys of everyday lasting. There always seems to be a trouble that comes along to interfere.

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    1. haha i know, i think we are somehow conditioned to think, the rain comes right after the sunny day, huh susan :)

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  8. Beautiful words. Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

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    1. it has been a beautiful day so far, hope you are having a good one too---thank you christine :)

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  9. What a beautiful post. I had a good day but this actually made it better. No kidding. Im kinda surprised at how much this meant to me...Thank you!

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    1. that is so nice to hear!! thanks so much zoe :)

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  10. Lovely thoughts on the stuff that real life is about.

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  11. Very profound and well-written, Lynn.

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  12. Hi Lynn,

    Wonderful words you have shared today. Thanks for this thought provoking post

    Happy weekend
    hugs
    Carolyn

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    1. thanks so much--happy weekend to you to carolyn :)

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  13. Lynn, Lovely thoughts! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Laura

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  14. Childhood doesn't last? Ooops. I think I may have forgotten to grow up. ;-)

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  15. Because life is so unpredictable, I think it's important for us to appreciate the good things we have in the present.

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  16. Lovely words. :)

    -Fellow blogger from A to Z!

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  17. Lynn, this is so beautifully expressed. Here's to hoping we always hear those little voices laughing in the shadows :)

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    1. oh yes i hope we will always, thank you so much!

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  18. Lynn, I just nominated you for a blog award over at my blog. http://katejarvikbirch.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-liebster-award.html

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  19. Beautiful words and you expressed them so well. I loved this.

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    1. i am so happy you enjoyed this, thank you melissa :)

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  20. Fleeting. How about the eternal pessimist. "Life's a bitch and then you die"

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    1. haha yep that can seem true sometimes!

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  21. Beautiful thoughts on a thought-provoking topic. Thanks for sharing.

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