18 Dec 2016 3 Nov 2006 (my words), Silence is impossible (Prison writings-my life is a sun dance-leonard peltier) and Silence Must be Heard (Enigma)

Hello family.  How are you today?  It’s really cold here and unpleasant for me to spend much time outside so I find myself here at this console writing to you.  I have become a horrible “real letters” writer and anything tangible….this weather has paralyzed me somewhat.  I feel like a bloated “kind of” hibernating bear right now lol.  All I want to do is eat things with sugar and sleep!  So I am trying very hard to find my mental gratitude list and speak items from it when I find myself getting low.   In a day or so my sunshine lamp will be here and I plan to add that to my daily therapy.  Kyle and I joked that I can take it into our garage and we’ll get a bunch of fake plants to make it seem like outside lol.   I’d forgotten what it’s like to live in the cold and the gray!  This too shall pass.

I am grateful to have a safe home, shelter, clothing, food, a healthy body and most of all LOVE!  There are so many in this world who do not even know what these things would look like!  Such things are not nor have ever been a part of their moment to moment existence!  So when I start to complain I remind myself of this sobering fact and pray for all the others.

I hope the very best for you today wherever and whenever this message finds you.  

23 Jan 2015 took this one through back window that has multiple layers of glass so it made multiple moons

23 Jan 2015 took this one through back window that has multiple layers of glass so it made multiple moons

Untitled 3 Nov 2006 Jackie Schmidt

The edges of autumn with their fancy dresses dance

Shadow moon glows overhead in a crisp sky of shards

We walk in the stillness

The glimpse of what has been and what is to come

Spreads out before covered eyes

The shadows begin to walk in time to rythyms of another door

The door that opens only to the light

The light that seems to shine brighter than all the others

To this they come

They are in their simplest form and shape; the burden easy to bare

Voices silenced and but mere whisper in a unquiet mind

In a world that rises and has begun to fall

The crevice that separates is opening wider

The vision is clearer

What was and what is to be

What has been and what was but a mere dream

They are becoming but one vision

In the beginning and the end

There is but one

The halls of the mansion spread forever

The doors each a unique key

There is more than one way in

There is one way out

The stories all with different voices

Different choices

All bound to the same light

The one within and without

14 April 2016 afternoon sky with clouds Alvarado TX 5

14 April 2016 afternoon sky with clouds Alvarado TX 5

http://www.worldprayers.org/prayerwheel/index.html

Silence, they say, is the voice of complicity.
But silence is impossible.
Silence screams.
Silence is a message,
just as doing nothing is an act.

Let who you are ring out and resonate
in every word and every deed.
Yes, become who you are.
There’s no sidestepping your own being
or your own responsibility.

What you do is who you are.
You are your own comeuppance.
You become your own message.

You are the message.

prison writings – my life is my sun dance – leonard peltier

 

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2 comments on “18 Dec 2016 3 Nov 2006 (my words), Silence is impossible (Prison writings-my life is a sun dance-leonard peltier) and Silence Must be Heard (Enigma)

  1. Snow melted today, Jackie.My mother tells me more’s on the way (she pays way more attention to weather forecasts than I do)! Beachfront in the garage…there’s a novel experience, lol! 😉 xoM

    • No snow here just cold but this morning I was able to sit on our back porch and enjoy some sun! My sun lamp got here yesterday and that helps too. Hope all is well with you dear friend! Much love to you!

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