In these dark days
filled with uncertainty
and entrenched in fear,
I look for hidden gems,
things I may never have noticed
in my self-imposed haste of day-to-day existence.
Those small moments of beauty
that take your breath away
when you pause long enough to really see them,
as humble as a tiny flower or a kind word or deed.
I am desperate for beauty and its transformative powers
more so now than ever.
In the end, the real lesson will be
remembering to see the beauty
long after these barren days have passed,
when we settle into whatever our new normal will be
and the hustle and bustle of life returns.
I never again want to be blind to the gems that are scattered all around me,
sparkling with color in the light,
Just waiting to catch my eye and fill my heart.
In memory of Virginia Schmidt.
13 thoughts on “Hidden Gems”
I love these thoughts…….💝👍
Thank you, Catherine. ❤️
Thank you, Leah. ❤️
For me you are the gem! Thanks for this lovely meditation that sparkles so brightly!
Aww, you are very sweet. Thank you! ❤️
Beautiful poverty this morning.
😖should always proofread before posting Poetry!!
No worries at all- thank you so much. ❤️
I’m hungry for beauty, too. And have you noticed how delicious it is to breathe these days? The air is so clean!
It is! There are many things like that that I love about this time of isolation.
In this battered world right now I too have started to take note much more than ever. At the moment and for most of April Venus has been brightly twinkling in the clear night skies. It is beautiful, have a look Denise. There will be meteror showers too peaking around 21st April.
Stay safe X.
Thank you for the head’s up, Valerie- I will be looking! Take care and stay safe. ❤️