Lyrics, poetry and art all meshed together

Friday, October 17, 2008

Happy Friday to all...there are numerous reasons I am grateful today to be here and say it's a blessed day. For example:

1. I woke up with the sun on my eyes

2. The weather is as sweet as strawberry jam and I can't complain

3. I've rediscovered my love for painting and writing

4. Going for a short walk this morning made the heart content

5. Taking pictures of nature, now that's fascinating

My latest paintings here posted are small but precious,it's always fun to use acrylic. I'm now working on some other ones. Now, must tell you about the sssssweeet weather here in AZ. I feel so spoiled and I'm thinking why didn't I make the move sooner.
The plant below is aloe vera, can you believe it? My mom has it all over her backyard and i've used it on my face and it's great, she also has others like a lemon trees with juicy lemons you can use for cooking and mint leaves. I've had the pleasure of boiling the mint leaves and drinking the tea, it relaxes the whole body. There's nothing like organically grown plants instead of store-bought tea bags, you can tell the difference. Life here is a little more layback, not at all the rush and stress i've experienced in NY. I believe 8 years was more than enough. The huge change in my life has occurred and although it was scary I made it with much faith, love and support from family and friends. I am still at the healing process, taking baby steps and not rushing over anything, that's how life should be for most of us in order to say "I've done it all, thank you".

You want me to pray with my ten toes
wrapped around my hands
I can't make any promises
Observe this body as a temple
Serenity is all I crave
all that's left in this flesh
I've added you as substance
A promotional upgrade
I hope you will keep me grounded
No failure or negativity at the table
Be gentle with me
Be gentle with my soul
©2008 Cathy Delaleu


Ty said...

OMG. Where have you been? How have you been? You know that we have a lot to talk about. I'm not going to go too deep on this post but call me. The number is still the same.

Great to see you are still here.

Lyrically speaking said...

Ty: Thank you,so much to tell but i'll call you, i'm here and miss you much


Love it!!! You go girl. You are on a rol! That's what up! Go head with your bad self.

Love you.

Harlem Purl said...

I'm so glad to hear that you've found your creative spark again. Keep that light shining girl!

Stephen Bess said...

Amen. Be gentle with our Cathy. Cathy, I've missed your words so much. It is so good to see you back on the scene. Wow -- Arizona! That's cool. I should've made a trip [just 4 hrs] to NY sooner when you guys were having your events. Now, you're on the other side of the US. God bless you, sis. It's good to see you. I love the poem.

Kai C. said...

beautiful, i wish i were there with you in this sweet weather.

Epsilonicus said...

Send that weather up North!!

Stephen Bess said...

I have an award for you on my blog. How are you?

Lyrically speaking said...

Aminah: Thank you, your love and support has been a great help

Harlem Purl: you are also a great friend, thanks for the support

Stephen Bess: It feels good to be in your presence in blog world, thank you

Kai: Thank you

Epsilonicus: thank you, i've heard of the bad weather over in the east...I'm not missing it at all

Stephen: I am so touched by this award, i'm speechless