my body has orbited around the sun
glued firmly to this revolving evolving globe.
No nausea now and still firmly attached,
Fate has of late breathed gently upon me.
Half a Century was a rollercoaster of a ride!
One of extremes,
of swings and roundabouts,
of turbulence and snatched serenity,
of birthing and nurturing,
of complexity and perplexity,
and never once did the man in the moon
turn his comforting face away from me.
And what now I ask myself,
not without a smidgen of apprehension?
With three score years, tears and travels,
where to now?
I know now why my heart desires to fly,
to break free and soar and
ride the winds of change,
like eagles swirling nonchalantly heavenwards
as I stand precariously upon Life’s next knife-edge.
The very same proteins embedded within my tender heart
and miraculously evolved in the blink of an eon
causing it to hop and skip and jump,
Oh miracle of miracles…
the very same…
signal insect wings to relax and contract,
to fly and flit and hover so gracefully!
I have my answer now,
so beautifully simple and simply beautiful.
Entanglements and ensnarements
are of this world,
of human making and manifesting,
blinding, binding entrapments.
Outwith and within,
oh wisdom of the Ages and Sages,
You alone are my teachers now.
with a newly re-remembered lightness of heart,
eagerly and delightfully I await
Your next instructions…
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2 chemicals, actin and myosin, evolved long ago to allow the muscles in insect wings to contract and relax. So insects learnt to fly. Today, the same 2 proteins are responsible for the beating of the human heart, and when one is absent, the person’s heartbeat is inefficient and weak, ultimately leading to heart failure. When one of these is absent in an insect, wings will grow but cannot flap, and are therefore useless.
This priceless information gleaned from Deepak Chopra: The Book of Secrets, with thanks.
Eureka: all living things are intimately connected and co-dependent.
As my 60th Birthday looms and many moons have passed, my 6 children and partners, together with friends are planning a large family-fest at The Inn on the Loch on January 15th. Do I sense a stirring of impending shyness of such a spotlight, within myself? Ah I am touched and humbled by the love shown by them all and my dear husband, John, who tolerates my quirkiness of spirit! My deepest love to you all…
…and to my dear friends on WordPress for your patience and understanding.