Thursday, January 6, 2011

Thoughtful Thursday

" The body itself is a screen
to shield and partially reveal the light
that's blazing
inside your presence."
Rumi


One of the elements of this blog that I hold very dear to my heart is Thoughtful Thursdays.

Oftentimes, the quote will jump out and make it presence known. Things I've read a million times before, songs from the soundtrack of life - there is some sort of weird cosmic confluence that makes them shout out to be heard. It is quite an electrifying moment, and I am only too happy to oblige.

Sometimes, though, I have to search. I came to realize today, as I was poring over textbooks and reference books, that this mere act of searching is in and of itself also electrifying. It's like searching for treasure. There's the anticipation, there's the turning over & examination of the turn of phrase or well-placed word, and then there's that joy of discovery.

Today - the word that sparkled and glistened in the light of day was 'blazing'.

What an amazing and powerful word.

Show of hands - how many of us truly think that inside of us is a blazing magnificence?

I believe we all have it.

And I also believe that it is, indeed, blazing.

But why are we shielding it? Why are we obscuring it from sight?

And what do we need to do to share it? Is action required? Or merely a choice?

I, for one, am all about the shiny.

Tell me one thing about how brilliant you are - I really want to see behind that screen.


7 comments:

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

This could take awhile.
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Deltaville Jamie said...

I thought I was one of the only people who read or was familiar with Rumi. Love him.

Mental P Mama said...

Big Rumi fan here....I am often blazing as well. Oh, wait. You want something meaningful, right? Not hormonal?

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

We had a blazing fire in our fireplace this weekend, does that count? It's hard to "brag" about your own "blaze." Aren't we taught that modesty is attractive? Hmmm.

Bianca Pessoa said...

like it

Doc said...

Hey Baroness,

We've got Flash Fiction Friday up and running again with most of the old gang from Cormac Brown's FFF. I was just hoping that maybe you'd like to flex your writing muscles again. I'm hosting this week and I'm trying to bring in some new authors. Drop by and tell me what you think. You can find the page here: http://www.flashfictionfriday.com/

We're also on Facebook. Just search Flash Fiction Friday.

Thanks,
Doc

Tracey of These Nine Acres said...

I believe it's there but still working on removing ash around it to find it.

 
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