Here you will find a Collection of Ideas, Images, Meditations, Reflections, and Thoughts – These items resonate with me. I hope they will inspire you. Passion is the path to health. If you find your passion, you find your vitality and you revitalize. Stay on the path!
I have always liked poetry, both the reading of it and the writing of it. Here is one written by my younger self, at age 18.
The Pond of Everlasting Hope – a poem by Darlene Novak
In the back of the yard
Exists a pond, a man-made pond.
And in the summer
The pond was alive;
Flowers in bloom
Birds in tune
And the fish – yes – the goldfish
– So many together
So bound, forever
And then autumn fell
And the flowers were gone.
The birds, they too, flew away.
The goldfish removed
To an indoor pond
To safety, to warmth
But a temporary home
All of them secure
To carry on the tradition.
All of them? – No, not all,
All, except two
Two which could not have been caught.
Two which would not be caught.
Although it was tried again and again
The two remained in the pond.
All said, they would die
All said, they would not – make it.
But the two remained in the pond.
Some time has passed since that autumn day
And many cold days have come
Some rain has fallen
And snow has stormed
Hiding the pond from all’s view
All are fine, though rain still falls
The two are still in the pond
-Presumably dead, though no one will know
Until the breaking of ice.
The time has come
For the sun to shine.
The ice is beginning to melt
The process takes time
But through warmth, it will become clear.
The birds have returned; the flowers in bloom
Through faith, the two have survived
And one day soon, the others will join them.
God has brought them new life.