Hello there, readers. I hope you find yourselves in fine fettle this day. The above pics were taken a few days ago, during Amanda’s second visit to The Stratford Butterfly Farm, Warwickshire.
Throughout the months of winter, I am confined to my bed for the greater part of every day. Counting bare branches on the rain drenched chestnut trees standing tall outside the house. Grounded, like a caterpillar – anticipating fondly that day when the sun will smile kindly again upon our northern climes. Summer brings the promise of improved mobility, and although I can’t without difficulty leave the confines of our house, the garden is my patch of eden. Here I spend the long, warm days, counting numberless leaves on branches attired – until the sun must travel south again. Optimism is an inner sun, whose yellow rays will rouse our frozen wings to life.
We are all born, like the caterpillar, with the capability of becoming something extraordinary, and beautiful.*
Until next time, strive to be happy. Amras.
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
— Helen Keller
Photography ©Amanda Moloney.
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.