Greetings, I hope you are keeping well. The artwork above was inspired by a photograph taken over a decade ago. What I have done is process it to resemble an oil painting, using software that employs a remote pad and stylus to imitate canvas and brushes. It makes for a very pleasing effect I think.
The night the pic was taken, I was visiting a local lake, supported by Luke, a strapping teenager at the time. When we got there, there was mud underfoot, the surrounding trees stood black against the sky, and glowing faintly, just above the lake, hung a tiny will-o’-the-wisp.
The quote below the title is from one of my martial arts teachers, and feels right for this post.
I want to thank all you kind readers who support this blog, with your uplifting comments, your likes, and your own highly inspiring blogs; so well worth every visit. Simply, thank you.
I hope to return soon. Until then, may the rain fall gently on your fields.
Peace from Amras.
“Finally, may we indeed, keep in our hearts, that our humble blogs are the spirits that keep the World Wide Web humane. Let us use this gift to flourish as people! Let us cherish one another! And be thankful for one another, because at some point, we touch our respective lives.” ~ Aina Balagtas https://poemsmelodiesandme.wordpress.com
Photo Art © Francis Moloney.
From all of us here at Amras888
May we walk together, in Peace, from this day on.
With sincere appreciation to all our readers and followers. We wish you all a very Happy Christmas, and the blessings and joys of inner peace throughout the coming year.
I’ll finish with Amanda’s Christmas message to her FB friends, which I find quite moving:
“It’s been a challenging year, indeed, maybe for all of us.
I am always into posting positive stuff and comments here.
I sincerely pray for more love, more peace between us, less war, less hate.
I am truly placing my hands together and hoping for an easier 2016 for myself and
all my family and friends, for the world.
You are my brothers and my sisters. I think dearly of all of you.
So here is wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a positive New Year year in 2016.
(Love you guys; and it’s a charged Christmas Day with a full moon. Let’s set our intentions and dreams to be fulfilled for the light of the coming new year).”
Until 2016, Namaste from Amras.
What will it be like to go to sleep and never wake up?
And if you think long enough about that, something will happen to you.
You will find out, among other things, it will pose the next question to you.
What was it like to wake up after having never gone to sleep?
That was when you were born.
You are something that the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is something that
the whole ocean is doing… The real you is not a puppet which life pushes around;
the real, deep down you is the whole universe.
Namaste dear readers, I haven’t been feeling too again good of late, so I won’t write for long. My deepest appreciation goes out to all of you who sent kind wishes in response to our last post, thank you so much.
The duty of those who pray for peace, is to become peace itself, during times of turmoil. This is made achievable by nurturing a very good relationship with the deepest, and most intimate contents of our hearts. When forgiveness wipes the conscience clean, finally, faith becomes a radiant force for divine service.
With that, I shall leave you in peace. Until next time, best wishes from Amras.
Artwork ©Francis Moloney.
“Why should I avoid the paths where others wander free?
why should I shun mankind when I have done no wrong?
I wonder the earth in search of rest, and see a signpost standing there.
There is a road I must take, from which no wanderer has yet returned.”
Greetings dear readers, and fellow souls. It is a sad time in our household since Amanda’s only brother was taken from this world, unexpectedly, just yesterday morning. He was in his forties.
We must always be ready for when we may be called. And, if we can find a moment, in our hearts, to breathe a prayer of strength for those who are in grief, the world over, then the divine will not fail to act.
With my best wishes to you all, until next time, namaste from Amras.
Artwork ©Francis Moloney.