" It is joy to be hidden but a disaster not to be found."
D. W. Winnicott
We all are poets...
Let's find the voice within.
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After the Sunset Poetry
About me...where to begin? Who are we and how do we define ourselves? I am a human being. I am a Soul, a Heart, air, sunshine, as well as a river of teardrops. In the more conventional way of describing oneself, I am a young woman with love for reading and writing, traveling the many natural sights of this fascinating planet and capturing their wonder, playing tennis with my husband and enjoying our precious time together, among other things. I consider myself to be an up and coming author who found a way to let nature breathe through my Soul and write my thoughts.
Always a dreamer, an explorer, a seeker of true meaning of one's self and life itself, since I was just a little girl. Always with a lot of questions in my mind, curiosity and hunger to see and experience the world (I probably drove some people crazy with all my questions). :o) Fortunate enough for my parents being extremely intelligent and understanding, teaching my sister and I to be independent and helping us grow our wings for the journey ahead, instilling wisdom and common sense in our every-day life. As I grew old enough I felt the need to explore and fly in the direction of my dreams. I found a job with traveling opportunities, moved to various countries, absorbed as many peoples' stories and legends as possible, experienced different ways of life and tried to pick up a few languages along the way. I was a bird, venturing the skies. Oh, how fortunate I felt. Thanking my parents every day for being wise enough to let me go.
However, as beautiful as the journey of life may be, I soon learned, it also brings its traps and perils which we all have to experience in order to grow. How would we be able to celebrate the light if we had never experienced the darkness? How would we ever learn about our survival spirit and the wisdom of understanding and empathy if we had never failed ourselves? Confucius believed; "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we do." My dad taught me to be brave, encouraging me to travel and experience life on my own terms. And so, I embarked on the journey of spiritual growth, traveled and tried to live to the best of my ability, falling and overcoming, while writing about it all.
After years of traveling solo through the many countries of Europe and states in the U.S., reconciling my own personal struggles and heartbreaks, growing wiser and more whole, fortune would have it for me to meet my perfect match; the Yin to my Yang. Happily married now, my husband and I enjoy many similar interests and try to spend as much quality time together as we can, enjoying our travels, explorations and adventures side by side. I believe in the power of commitment and togetherness, as well as retaining our own individuality. Somehow, we are able to balance just perfectly, treasuring the simple moments true love offers.
I feel quite fortunate to have experienced as much as I have in my young life. The good, the bad, the dark, the light, the high, the low; they all brought lessons, understanding, new perspectives and horizons for me to capture. I've learned more about my authentic Self from losing than from winning. I found true love far away from home, but home never left my heart. I learned life is a full circle of countless skies and compassion is the universal language we all can speak.
My insightful poetry and colorful photography reflect the winding journey of many roads I've traveled and which I would like to share with my fellow travelers.