A Simple Dream of Peace and Beauty

Carol A. Hand

This morning I awoke from a strange but peaceful dream
A late-blooming lilac with rich-rose colored flowers stood before me
I turned away for a moment and when I looked at the lilac again
It had transformed into a tree with green-edged golden blooms
Filled with golden birds munching blossoms
I couldn’t tell what kind of birds they were, golden finches or grosbeaks
But the golden blossoms and birds set my heart aglow

Konnappoo

Konnappoo

Photo: Cassia Fistula (Wikipedia)

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Photo: American Goldfinch (Wikipedia)

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Photo: Mexican Yellow Grosbeak (Wikipedia)

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Photo: Southern Yellow Grosbeak (Wikipedia)

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Photo: Evening Grosbeak (Wikipedia)

This dream reminds me that there is still so much beauty in the world

Enough to lighten even the darkest times and the shortest days of a northern December

 

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About Carol A. Hand

What matters are not the titles I’ve held or university degrees I earned or the size of a house or bank account. It’s really what I’ve learned from ordinary people like me whom I’ve met along the way. They taught me to live with gratitude and give thanks for each new day.
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14 Responses to A Simple Dream of Peace and Beauty

  1. Norman Pilon says:

    Yes, there is much beauty and wonder in this world, and it, too, deserves its due, not to mention that as a place of necessary respite from all that is truly ugly in this world, it is a source of intellectual and emotional replenishment and nourishment.

    A walk in the woods or a wilderness excursion has always been my cure the blues. The world and life in its profusion and variety are a beautiful mystery to behold. How incredible. How amazing it all is. And to be a creature who can thus be astounded.

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  2. smilecalm says:

    your dream wonderfully
    extends nature’s beauty
    in new dimensions, Carol 🙂

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    • Thank you for your lovely comments, David. It was a strangely vivid dream just before I awoke this morning. (And it was a message I so needed to hear after dealing with distressing topics for many, many days.)

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  3. Wow, what a lovely dream. I wish I had such wonderful dreams. And your photos were great too. indeed we can always find some element of beauty in nature regardless of the season. Love, N 🙂 ❤

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  4. What a lovely, peaceful and beautiful dream! I love the photos!

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  5. Tiny says:

    That was a delightful dream, Carol! And I fully agree that there is still so much natural beauty in this world! I’m so grateful I can see it every day right here in my neighborhood. I got to experience the dark northern winter when I visited my dad in Finland recently, but still found lots of beauty there 🙂

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  6. Aquileana says:

    A poignant post, alongside those beautiful photographs, dear Carol.
    Merry Christmas. Love and all my best wishes to you. Aquileana 🎄

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