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9 June 2011

Hallelujah! Hip Hop Hooray!
Another year to celebrate exuberant life!

Dancing Latin beats red pleasure
Experiential knowledge secretes insight
Creativity that bleeds a golden thread
Dancing with a 100 red roses
Nature has survived more than this
Sensitive breath shimmers mist of delight
A heart breathes blood of sculptured feeling
with a smile that grows more defined
Friendships become deeply etched
when thoughts are clarified
Curious mind that sharpens constant epiphanies
Voice that becomes more aligned with soul
Ah an integration of heart and mind is in view
An appreciation of all things natural
even cracks in lips and hips that shimmy erasing fears
Lace masks and pink wigs express the play of a frolicking inner child
Soul hunkering down to healing from perpetual world trauma
Asking of deeper questions and listening to heart voices of friends
Appreciate the sun warming my skin
as the winters freezing beauty kisses my bones shiver
The gurgling of torrential rain above which life can still be heard
All can be seen in a blink of thought
Angst transforms to renewal as moisture heals the cracks in my window
The knowing wisdom of facing inconsistencies
and how much loved ones invest

To honour diversity is to trust complexity
To grapple with shards of change that challenge our humanity
and not shrink back from the fire but instead to embrace the burn
To surrender to the overwhelming flood of information
To dig deeper when things are messy and broken
To dilute aloneness with dreams of connection
To admit imperfection and the raw bite of reality
To hold onto dreams of utter alchemy turning
all that aches to beauty through love
To acknowledge that life does not always give us what we expect
That love comes from humble and unknown places
and is filled with slices of treasure

And today is a time to celebrate that roses grow in the night of the soul and I learnt young to transform all pain to beauty through creativity.
I live with the sensitivity and knowledge that broken hearts always mend when they are open.

To cherish my life that took only half an hour in labour for mother to give birth to me. Even as a new born babe I was eager to embrace and engage with life. I celebrate the gift of wisdom and honour with red lips that kiss, a heart that swoons and a soul that dances endlessly with in the delicate light of a heart love. Hope and love are my constant companions that engage and stir my spirit providing dreams, maps to ecstasy and that eternal feeling of joy of life as I embrace the early morn I was born in June 9 and while still on earth I have pieces of heaven!

I respect the tears that keep me young, kind, and truly, utterly, completely alive.

© Anthea Slade 2011

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9 June 2011

Anthea  Slade

Carlton North, Australia

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