....and to love

Part 1 General Musing

Where does something begin and end or is life just an endless flow and ebb of things, of thoughts, of actions, reactions, comings and goings……doesn’t one thing feed into another?

These are my thoughts and my ramblings today, as I visit redbubble and facebook and take a look around, it occurs to me, that life is a run off from one thing to another, not necessarily beginnings and endings.

This is why I have trouble sometimes deciding, should this post be added to my journal or should it be added to my writing, because it is an insight, a musing on life, which flowed into a creative writing piece, once an insight is begun it can lead into a time of creative writing or an artwork and sometimes, we like to share both. Do you put it in one place or the other….it doesn’t trouble me too much, so I’ve added it to my writing. Please forgive me if that goes against the grain. I am always finding my own way, and sometimes it doesn’t fit in with conventional ideals.

Part 2 The Music (my inspiration)

Part 3 The Musing Continues

Some days you feel pregnant with words,
something is coming but you don’t know what
I remember a friend Peter telling me this
and now I feel the same thing
I came across this song on Facebook
and I thought, there’s something about this song
I’m gonna listen to it and just free-write
and the following is just what flowed through me
as I listened to the song…

Part 3 The Creative Writing

There is a certain feeling
of swirling excitement
in the pit of your stomach
it rises to heights inside you
that go to places where birds fly
it’s almost like being there
up in the sky
the earth has descended and your
feet are rising up up up
higher and higher
and you can see
see from another perspective
everything that’s real
and everything that’s not
and you just know
you just know
in your heart of hearts
that you were born to be free
that you were born to be you
and I was born to be me
and so we continue
and we carry on
and we perservere and we share
and we love and we walk and
we talk and we live and we breathe

And we see the soldiers
and we see the elders
and we see the others
and suddenly we understand
we understand everyone
and we understand everything
but it takes looking
looking outside of yourself
and rising up to be able to look back
and down with love and compassion
and a desire to love everyone
and we leave behind the desire to hurt
and to harm and to nudge
except to love
and to love and to love….

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  • Donna19
    Donna19almost 3 years ago

    I like this Karin. It was indeed a musing which touches on several thoughts which keep it moving. You have done a great job with it.

  • thanks so much Donna, I really love the creative process…….especially after so long waiting for it to come back to me, i get these little flashes of it, now and then like today, and it’s a beautiful thing xox

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Kristy Spring-Brown
    Kristy Spring-...almost 3 years ago

    Beautiful song Karin and writings! Your words are interpretive of an out of body experience, reflecting back on life and realising the importance of love above all else.

  • thanks so much Kristy! ….that’s right, that’s how it feels :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful musings….be it in a journal or in a writing group! Always love reading your insightful insights…wherever they may be! AND….adore Jason Mraz….perfect choice of music to add to your musings!

  • thank you so much Karen! …I love him too, thank you again :) xxx

    – © Karin Taylor

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 3 years ago


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