Sun Kissed Days

Sun Kissed Days

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

I Choose To Live Today



My leaves Emerald green,
my branches open like wings,
my roots deep and solid.
Take a seat and rest in my imagination,
bathe in a kaleidoscope of color
and winding roads.
Yesterday I was chained to the past,
imprisoned by memories of long ago.
Today I embrace blue skies,
delight in the day,
savor the moments.



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85 comments:

  1. the power of now. the mind wants us to live in the past or future, steeped in worry. the body wants nothing more than to simply live right now. so nicely put.

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  2. The best way to start the day and a new journey ~

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  3. Just to embrace the day and not stand around like a tree, nice!

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  4. This reminded me of the quote by M.W. - The beginning is always today. You captured it beautifully.
    Best regards.
    H.H.

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    1. Thank you, HH.
      I appreciate your comment.

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  5. the open branches, embracing blue sky...embracing the moment, embracing life...what a great image...somehow makes me wanna stretch out my arms and dance..smiles

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  6. It is the hear and now that is important--smiles! Great write!

    @AudreyHowitt

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  7. Well, if this isn't the secret of a happy life, I don't know what is. So easy to remain chained to the past.

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    1. Victoria...how true we are chained to the past...so hard to let go... :)

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  8. that is the perfect pic for this...and what a message it is as well...the past has such strong grip and will def rob us of the now...

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    1. Thank you, Brian. I love the pic as well...took it in San Fran...thought it was great :)

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  9. I love the hope in this... letting go of yesterday frees us.

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  10. filled with hope and starting anew.

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  11. Good luck! You express the freedom well. K.

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  12. seize the day, girl, seize the day!

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  13. Sounds like a good day, and a good way, ayala.

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  14. You hooked my at those first two lines...the emerald green, the branches opening...such a positive, hopeful way to start the day. Living for the moment, in the now. Yes! Beautifully done!

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    1. Thank you, Jackie :)
      I appreciate it!

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  15. Very hopeful and uplifting, great post! :)

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    1. Thank you :) Glad you enjoyed it!!!!

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  16. May it be so each and every new day that opens to you that you in turn open your heart to what is offered.

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    1. Dear friend,
      May it be so for you as well. Thank you, Laura.

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  17. What a rousing start to my reading day, Ayala. I'll follow your lead and look upon today a little differently from yesterday!

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    1. Thank you, Steve. So happy it inspired you!

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  18. Very uplifting and spirited! Thanks!

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  19. It's wonderful to step joyfully into life and to feel the desire to do just that. This was beautiful, ayala.

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    1. Thank you, Talon...not always easy :)

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  20. "Yesterday I was chained to the past... " so true.. all our life, mind lives either in future or in past... never in present. I liked the imagery here.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Shashi

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com/2012/01/whispers-haiku-on-how-i-write-poetry.html
    At twitter @VerseEveryDay

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    1. Thank you, Shashi.
      I appreciate it!

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  21. Yes, savor every moment. We all need to be reminded to drink life in :)

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    1. Thank you, Lori. I miss your writing :)

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  22. quite a spirited write ... powerful as always.

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  23. yes, that's how it is, isn't it? so glad you had a day of freedom and blue skies.

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    1. Thank you, Leslie. I wish you days like this always!

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  24. Will try to "delight in the day", why not, right?

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  25. Ah, sounds just about perfect :o)

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  26. "my branches open like wings,
    my roots deep and solid"

    My favourite lines! Opened to possibilities...I like that.

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  27. refreshed with a positive smile! This was beautiful and your metaphors... creative and excellent!
    ~L

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  28. I love the idea of the blue skies embracing me...very nice!

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  29. the first two lines were my fave for they leave one to ponder. It is an answer that belongs to each one as they choose :) Thanks for the visit!

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  30. This is beautiful! I'd like to be brave enough to open my arms with you

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  31. To be free is to be happy. Nice blue skies is a blessed thing to cherish.

    Hank

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    1. Hank, I agree blue skies is a blessing :)

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  32. me too Ayala! a beautiful write! thank you :)

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  33. Hello Ayala,
    Your blog title intrigued me and I greatly admire what I've read so far. Beautiful use of minimal words to share who you are.
    I'm more of a narrative writer than a poet in recent years, but I appreciate good writing. Several of your poems touched me, reminded me, and lifted my heart this morning.
    Thank you!

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    1. Hi Sandi,
      Thank you. I appreciate your kind words. I am happy my poems lifted your heart. I hope that you continue to be lifted by my words. I am honored.

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  34. To me, Ayala...this is what life IS. Question: What is life?
    Answer:

    "Yesterday I was chained to the past,
    imprisoned by memories of long ago.
    Today I embrace blue skies,
    delight in the day,
    savor the moments."

    About growth, change, from Yesterday to Today! All that is left to the inquisitive...is what happened? Well, I go back to your first four lines!

    Positively beautiful rendering of "LIFE IS BIG!"
    Thanks.
    PEACE!

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  35. Thank you, Steve. Life is big, isn't it? So much has happened from my yesterdays to where my life is today. I choose to embrace it with gratitude. :)
    Peace to you my friend.

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  36. Very affirming words, Ayala. Thank you for sharing your wisdom.

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    1. Thank you, Belinda. I wish you a safe and wonderful trip. You always inspire me with your words.

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  38. That's BEAUTIFUL, Ayala. I too know what it's like to see the green and open my heart to all the good stuff that's going on -- what a feeling.

    xoxo

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  39. Thank you, Jannie. I wish I could bottle the feeling...I know that you are familiar with this feeling...since your heart is always open.
    xoxo

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  40. So don't like it when those chains grab hold...we tug and tug and wrestle...but opening our eyes and hearts to the day and breathing it in will often just help them fall away. This is so touching!

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  41. Hello Ayala --

    This post is rather old so I hope you are still watching for comments on it... I've used the photo at the top to head up a recent post at my own site; that post is one of a long series of Friday posts constructed entirely of excerpts/quotations built around a (sometimes mysterious) theme of the week.

    I much, much prefer -- whenever possible -- to credit the writers, poets, filmmakers, comedians, artists, and photographers whose work I'm using. For the perfect photo of the perfect subject which appears here at the top of your own post, though, I've got nothing. I don't know where the sculpture is or who created it -- anything about it -- and I don't know who took the picture. I've searched the Web in vain for other photos of it.

    Can you help me out with it?

    Thank you so much for any assistance you can give... and for this lovely bit of poetry as well!

    P.S. I've subscribed to the comments feed on this post, so if you prefer you can just reply in a comment rather than email. Either sort of response gratefully accepted. :)

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    1. Hi,
      This photo was taken by me in San Francisco at the art museum. I am sorry but I don't remember the name of the artist. I am glad that you enjoyed it and I hope this helps you.
      Best wishes,
      Ayala.

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