“Love one another.” ~ Last words of George Harrison
In all our vibrant autumn glory,
graceful dances upon winds & sky.
Blue heaven welcomes us to fall up;
to eternally shimmer & shake
in its immortal jet stream.
Thank you for such an eternal gift
but we accept basic laws of nature.
We accept being rooted to earth,
& impermanent nature of our existence.
Aware of our karmic fate, we rejoice
sharing this brief manifestation, together.
With loving-kindness we embrace each other
Offering a felt sense of connection with touch.
Below, a creepy clown lurking in the woods.
Only those with strongest of roots remain unfazed
by this walking, talking abnormal cartoon of hatred
& his rebellion against goodness, a mutiny against sanity,
propelled by fear and greed and bitterness to hurt, while
perilously swaggering his given power to unleash nuclear winds.
With our greatest empathy & advice, as leaves,
we say, embrace each other, leave no one out.
Holding loved ones lessens the pain;
inviting all, while making the circle wider.
Let no one have to duck & cover, alone.
Collective energy of wisdom & compassion
nurturing acceptance to what is happening;
surrender to what is really happening
on the inside, and out.
In our calm, peaceful hearts & minds
we can act & move wisely into what is scary.
Colorfully shimmering, dancing, soaring,
falling, all according to nature,
what’s in & out of our control.
Leaving this post’s last words to George; give me love
76 Replies to “Dancing, Embracing Before Fall”
Stunning photographs, David! And I so appreciated your giving George the first and last words on this post – coincidentally, over the past month or so, I’ve been re-listening to his first three solo albums, for the first time in many years. He always was, and still remains, a beautiful soul.
smiling to your kind words, dear Tom!
how wonderful to dust off those old lp’s
that are still relevant to happiness & well being
all these years later 🙂
Your photographs put me in Bliss, a place I have not been far from these days. Your words, David, stole my breath as I read the Truth behind the words. The dance of Life if we but allow out actions to mimic those of Nature, will effortlessly transform hatred into Love, Love that is so desperately needed in today’s world. Bless you, dear friend!!! Powerful post!💞🍁💞
makes me happy dancing here in the branches, with you Amy!
may we continue enjoying the special gifts of color & sensations
even when it’s time to fall 🙂
I’ve had so many falls in recent events within my life, so to dance freely high and happy I cherish with my every breath. I LOVE the colors … they take me into a Wonderland of Joy! ❤
A poem filled with wonderful lines… like “Blue heaven welcomes us to fall up…” and “Let no one have to duck & cover, alone.” Peace and love.
i appreciate your finding words that
were meaningful for me to write last night, JoAnn!
your kindness makes me feel less alone
here in the fallout shelter 🙂
Fallout shelter, ha… I thought you were under your desk. 🙂
my desk is a folding table,
that’s its name 🙂
even creepy clowns
like the falling leaves
thank you, dear Tippy
for this wisdom on clowns
& those of us
with varying degrees
of senses of humor 🙂
David, wondrous photos to match your inspirational words of wisdom…I feel the dance of Autumn and its leaves in your post as we seek to hold and be there for each other, to let love emanate around the world, hoping its strength and force can overwhelm those who wish ill.
i’m touched by your understanding what was meant to be expressed, dear Annika!
yes, may it be so
as we move across
the sky in all our hues,
with abundance of heart 🙂
A fabulous post, David, visual and textual imagery both. Thank you also for reminding us of George Harrison’s work and philosophy of life — a great being.
i’m grateful for your generous & kind review, dear Hariod!
the post was inspired by that quote
when i read it last week.
may your day be filled with happiness 🙂
David, I am deeply touched by the beauty and love your poem expresses, to add those wonderful pictures and song with George Harrison really
makes the cup ‘brimmith’ over. Thank you for this beautiful message to mankind
i’m grateful that the shapes, colors & sounds
offer something special to fill your cup, Miriam!
may you continue feeling full
with your kind efforts towards yourself
and others in the world 🙂
Stunning views, amazing colours & so much joy in your verses, dear David. Your poems are very healing! 🙂
smiling to your kind, supportive reflection, dear Maria! it’s healing for me to write them
and I hope for the best of those who receive them 🙂
What an experience looking at these beautiful autumn colours and reading the poems. Regards!
smiling to experiencing it
together, dear Rupali 🙂
Thank you for this peaceful, serene post with all its autumnal beauty, David. And the hint of an evil plotting one, drawing fear and threat of loss and death into our heads and hearts against our best intentions. “Love one another, this great commandment, to love one another”. Strains of a Mormon children’s hymn echoing in my memory. We left the mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania with her fallen leaves and chilly nights, the reds and oranges and gold now blowing into corners and down the roads, piling up against fences, two weeks ago tomorrow. We arrived a few days later in southwest Florida with her piles of debris, ravaged mobile home, blue tarps atop roofs here and there, and missing trees, especially our dear magnolias across the lake, recalled with their dinner plate blossoms. And yet the house is dry and fresh, undamaged aside from electrical issues that caused some expensive repairs. Love to you and yours and hoping the fires have eased. We hear little about them now, the airwaves filled with words of indictment and repeal.
i’m happy to hear of your good fortune amidst the calamity, dear Sunny!
i’ve seen the fire & storm’s trail, leaving some devastated & others nearby, unscathed. here, like there, may those displaced & injured find comfort and support in relocating and knowing joy.
David, thanks for that much-needed uplifting message of surrendering to the fall with the loving embrace of each other ❤
while it’s not easy to connect
with affection & touch in this
imprisoned, individualistic society,
may it be so, dear Rosaliene 🙂
Such wonderful words accompanied by such gorgeous photos! And to top it off, a beautiful song by my favorite Beatle! 😀
thank you for such kindness
& sharing your song, too, Linda!
yeah, yeah, yeah 🙂
thank you dear photographer!
your work is impressively beautiful 🙂
A wonderful post. Beautiful!
i’m happy you find it so, Meanderer!
may your day be well 🙂
thanks David for a shimmering homage to Autumn’s glory.
smiling to your kind words
ablaze across my horizon, Linda 🙂
Harrison’s legacy gets better as time goes on. Wonderful thoughts today…
thank you dear meaningful
music appreciator, Tom 🙂
A powerful poem…may love save humanity and triumph over short-sighted, ignorant, greedy, narcissistic, egomaniacs.
Thank you, dear Betty
for enduring with heart
with surreal period of history 🙂
A Beautiful visual and heartfelt reminder David. Nature is our greatest teacher, love is the only answer. Namaste. 🍀🌿💚
i appreciate your wise words
you softly offer during
this fall, Karen 🙂
Beautiful pictures and colors!!
thank you, dear photo artist Leyla
for your kindness 🙂
“Hanging by a thread” – your image makes the act/experience look delicately beautiful. Sometimes that one thread is all a person needs. Another expressive post. Thanks, David.
thank you for finding that leaf, susan!
it’s me & perhaps others
just hanging in there
by a thread 🙂
A beautiful message of nature and our continuous dance. And yes the music, as George always moves me to a better place. For all of nature is My Sweet Lord.
smiling to your kind words, dear JC
and eloquently expressing
the nature of our interbeing 🙂
Your words and images are beautiful mirrors to each other David.
i’m honored to have
your balanced view
to reflect upon, Shobhna 🙂
Your words just made my day. Thank you for your wisdom and beautiful photographs.
i’m happy you find them so, dear inese!
may your day continue
with happiness 🙂
Gorgeous colors — I especially like that solitary leaf — and a wise reflection, David. Peace to you, Friend.
smiling to your kind words, Cate!
i see myself as that leaf
by a thread 🙂
These colors warm me with their golden radiance.
I hope we all find the courage to make it through, together. Looking up in many of these images, I feel the Love falling down and allowing and settling. So beautiful.
you offer so much, dear Ka!
i’m happy to have
some colors to
offer back 🙂
I loved your post of gorgeous and vibrant leaves and sky!
“Give Me” is a perfect song to accompany your wise words about everything the song is not about… George Harrison’s powerful work trumps all the madness. Please Mr. Mueller, bring down the clown’s circus tent today!
thank you for your kind presence & reflection, dear poet!
happy indictment day 🙂
Hauntingly beautiful David. Thank you. 🍁
Let us embrace all beings in the dance.
i’m happy to offer some haunting, Val!
wishing you happy dances
and relaxation 🙂
hello smilecalm its dennis the vizsla dog hay is this wot the leeves ar saying as they russel in the wind??? i had no ideea they wer so wise!!! must be becuz trees liv for sutch a long time i gess!!! ok bye
leeves are happy to let dogz roll around
n play, dennis!
that makes em good
friends & wize 🙂
David, how beautiful. I loved George with his immense heart.
smiling to your kind visit, Bruce
and wonderful note to George
and the leaves 🙂
Our Trees, are well deserving of your wonderful gift to them in your eloquent words and wonderful visuals David.. Your poetry embraces their spirit, with the generosity that they bestow upon us by giving us our daily breath. Many thanks for sharing such a wonderful gift with us of their presence and splendour, colour and wisdom.. For those ‘ Standing Ones’ whose wisdom has stood and watched us over us for many decades and centuries, their roots that go deep within our Mother, know far more than we..
Love and Blessings and so so enjoyed your post David. Thank you ❤
When you get right down to it, love is all we have to give and share. No one should go it alone; we should embrace each other. Beautiful post, David.
thank you for offering your kind words
& presence to others, Michele 🙂
Wow! Such a lovely post with amazing photographs and a beautiful message. This is why I believe that the blogosphere is a healing place.
Keep it up! X
thank you for offering me
such kind, healing words, little Mermaid 🙂
You are welcome. 🙂
This is so awesome 🙂
smiling to your kindness, joshi 🙂
Splendid images of autumn. I’ve always taken comfort in the falling leaves and fading sunlight. Reminders of impermance. Love that song by George Harrison. One of my favorites.
Beautiful, there isn’t enough peace in the world.
George Harrison’s last words: “Love one another.”
John Lennon’s last word(s) answering a cop who asked him if he was John Lennon: “Yeah,”
thank you for making
me aware of those great
artists last words, huckstarcritic 🙂