Monday, December 6, 2021

I Wonder


 This is so powerful, it must be shared.
It speaks eloquently to the state of things.
kastilwell

Friday, December 3, 2021

Think of Me


 Expanding on the theme of the river...
I contemplate our local Little Tennessee River
which stretches through our small town
providing companionship for 
those walking on the Greenway,
(thanks be to those who make this possible;)
I marvel at its beauty; 
its way of presenting 
a different scene each day;
how it reflects the light of the sky;
the trees,  plants,  people, and buildings,
(as well as the lumber yard and debris)
while carrying or concealing 
all kinds of intricate life and death
in its depths.
I prefer to ignore the darker elements
but they exist and the river endures.
This line of thought gives additional texture
to my inner river reflection.
kastilwell


Thursday, December 2, 2021

To The River


 To live by a river is something I dream of.  
I'm fortunate to have powerful creeks and rivers running close by.  
I'm also contemplating an inner river.
Flowing often unnoticed beneath the surface.
Silently replenishing and renewing my interior terrain.
kastilwell


Monday, November 29, 2021

A Gate Unfastened

These words stopped me.
As I consider plowing through old journals.

I confess, my past endeavors to
"harvest" them have been unsettling.

I found little patience 
for my former self.

Barriers were erected.

Perhaps I need another review.
One from a more compassionate perspective.
Someone with less judgement
and more curiosity.
Less need for "perfection" (whatever that is).
Someone willing to saunter
rather than run;
to experience
rather than produce;
to accept 
rather than "fix".
kastilwell






 

Friday, November 26, 2021

Keeping The Peace


 This is a wakeup thought for someone 
who defers to "harmony" automatically, 
unconsciously, even. 
The programming is deep.
Turn the page.
Start fresh. 
Take up space!
Speak up even while shaking.
kastilwell


Thursday, November 25, 2021

Underground River


 I am convinced this "invisible river" of gold exists.
While the outer world shouts and incites,
the inner world nourishes and grows.
Kindness flourishes.
Decency strengthens.
Fairness thrives.
Mutual respect multiplies.
Goodness endures.

A sincere and heartfelt thanks to you
for being present in my world.
kastilwell


Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Boundaries




 Considering this carefully.
A short statement carrying a
mighty impact.
Most helpful as one 
contemplates their boundaries.
kastilwell