Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Grasshoppity' 101

"By your decisions you paint a portrait of
Who You Are"


-meditations on Conversations with God-

I dream that someday I will rest with the thought that I lived my life well. I dream of passing from this world to the eternity where I belong in the drift of painless joyful slumber....I dream that my name will live on not in neon lights or paper bills but in sweet memories... etched in the lives I have touched, the children I have reared, and the students I have molded.

I am no longer a rebel..

I am grounded and secure in the all encompassing love of God. I have rest in Him. I need not defend my personal belief of His being...I need not swallow what others bake of Him..I need not accept the offer to thread a certain one visa stamped path that points the truly right way...All I do need is to live what I know and to honor another's step in his own path of discovery.


A grasshopper taught me that.

I have been thinking..."why be chilled afraid of a mere grasshopper...a tiny spinny' creature that evidently could do me no harm?"...I have judged the pure harmless critty' creature based on superfluous looks, when my own well fed cuddly looking pet has at one time turned fangs on me

( forgiven though...).

How many times then have I pronounced judgment on events..on people...on myself.. based on impressions...leaning on the educated ignorance I possessed...


Ah'....

I am a teacher.

I teach.....only to discover...

that all this time..

the one most neediest student...
goes by the name...

"me"




19 comments:

SJ said...

Wow that was a beautiful post!!

Princess Banter said...

"By your decisions you paint a portrait of
Who You Are" -- I love this bit! It's meaning resonates throughout. And I too am guilty of passing judgment too many a times... hopefully I will be forgiven for those. Beautiful words. Well said.

Bardouble29 said...

Such a beautifully written reflection.

LADY LUXIE said...

bardouble29: thank you...I just dropped by your place..

princessbanter: welcome to me' bloggy..and oh' thank you so much for your kind comment..will drop by yours tomorrow..

sj: thanks man!..:>

almost midnight..will sleep now!

Sue said...

Hi, just catching up.

That's a very poetic post. Ah, judgemental. It is so easy to judge others....

At this time, all the UK are judging a British family who are on holiday in the Algarve. The parents went out for a meal just yards away and left their twins of 2 years and 3 year old daughter in the apartment, asleep.

The little girl has been abducted.

The search is still on - we pray she will be found safe and sound - but as each day passes it is looking less likely.

Of course, many many people are condemning the parents for leaving the children in the apartment, alone.

Me, I try not to. They don't need me to judge them, I am sure they will judge themselves more harshly than anyone else could ever do.

Sorry, for bringing such sad news, it is on my mind all the time .....

Sue

piktor said...

Amen!

This post I will copy and paste.

It is a portrait of love, grace, beauty.

A self-portrait, no less.

foam said...

you, luxie, have the ability to write wonderfully poetic verse. this is a beautiful post.
sometimes, though, it's wise to trust our impressions. the trick is to learn when they are based on ignorance.

kate said...

that was great... its so true that we are each students... and we cant forget to nurture that need in ourselves... let ourselves continue to learn... while we teach others (especially our kids)

butterflygirl said...

Luxie, your posts are always so invigorating.

LADY LUXIE said...

Butterfly: hello there! Thank you ver much and I am happy that you felt it had that effect :>

Foam: ah' yes..."the trick is to learn when it is based on ignorance.."....quite tricky indeed for one like me who more often just allow myself to be led by what I see of a person..or view of an event. Worse, is when I make pronouncements based on what others say without me even verifying the veracity of what I've been told....buuut...I am learning...learning..

Thank you for the compliment :>

Piktor: I am honored. I have seen your artistry and I am in salute to your talent. Thank you for your warm words.


Sue: Its been some time and I have thought of you lately. I am glad you dropped by.

It is sad what you have realted. I must look it up. I can just see the frantic couple in my mind tearfully regretting what they had done. I am quite sure it never never occurred to them that such a danger existed...probably the place they were in felt so secure. Nevertheless, it has happened and you are right, I feel, in not bearing judgement...what good will it really do when they, the parents themselves will truly be the harshest to mourn their action. So sad...but I am glad you told me about it...

I shall drop by your bloggy' home in a while..

cheers..

X. Dell said...

If that is your belief, then who am I to argue against it.

LADY LUXIE said...

Kate saw your comment a post down...am looking forward to meeting you!

Awareness said...

i love this! it's such a wonderful reflective piece.......and it flows so beautifully.....like so much of what you write......

enjoy your day...... :)

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Indeed, so so beautiful, you touch my soul, I'm so happy. It's wonderful to know your beauty. :)

LADY LUXIE said...

X:DELL: oh' yes indeed..

Awareness: So nice to see you!..Thank you very much for yoyr sweet words.

Ikupilli: your art is truly so beautiful...and it gives me joy to have made you happy :>

skinnylittleblonde said...

Piktor sent me this way & he was right on the spot! This post is a 'keeper.'
How many times then have I pronounced judgment on events..on people...on myself.. based on impressions...leaning on the educated ignorance I possessed...
So profoundly true & I beleive every single one of us is guilty of that.

Dave said...

I really like your site. I am so glad that you stopped over and said hello to me. Now I have another companion on my journey. What fun we are having.
I too like that quote from "Conversations with God" It has become sort of my map in this trip.

LADY LUXIE said...

Skinnylittleblond: Welcme! Thank you very much for appreciating my writing. I have read yours and enjoyed doing so...so much! :>

Dave: ah' your boggy' home is a sort of vacation. I loved it! Welcome :>

kate said...

happy mothers day!! Do you celebrate it there today?