In the wild places of my heart, weeds are welcome. My heart only knows their beauty. Only sees their fierce devotion to life.
The wild places of my heart do not have time to judge or condemn or complain or segregate weeds from the things others call flowers.
The wild places run free in fields of flowers by every name blowing in the wind, growing up towards the sun, nodding their beautiful heads at one another as the wild places of my heart leap and cavort amongst their tapestry of rainbow colours.
In the wild places of my heart I live in the joy of the wild beauty of life teeming with possibility, wonder, awe.
In the wild places, I do not fear unseen viruses. I do not condemn those who see the world differently than me. I do not judge those who live differently, who abide by rules other than mine. Who see the world through different coloured glasses.
In the wild places, I do not judge. I bathe in crystal clear waterfalls of grace. Compassion. Tolerance. Acceptance. I reach up into the eaters pouring down and touch the fierce beauty of life in all its powerful nature.
In the wild places, there is only the sound of gentle hearts beating as one and soft words spoken on the winds of time whispering its stories to the leaves. Wonderful stories that stir hearts and ignite imaginations. Stories of the beauty its witnessed and the wild things its planted on its journey around the world.
I want to live in the wild places.
I want to plant beautiful things that sprout up to create fields of wildflowers captivating hearts and minds and souls.
I want to dance with abandon amidst the stories of the wind, to leap with joy in the rivers running clear and free and breathe deeply of the fresh, clean air that fills me up with gratitude and life.
I want to live in the wild places and plant wild things of beauty wherever I go.
What about you?
Care to join me?
About the painting: Yesterday, Sonia, a lovely artist from Wales whom I met last summer, shared a page from her art journal on her Instagram page. (See her beautiful work on Instagram – HERE or on her website HERE)
Her work inspired me and this painting appeared.
When I began, I did not know it would be about planting wild things of beauty. The words came after.
I think they were always there, the words, pushing me on, stirring my imagination, calling out to be released.