this picture is all about bold and bright colours, and how we live in colours, and yet at the same time live with all the inevitable changes that happen to all of us... (and btw, i love all of the bubbles floating by in the foreground as they go down the stream in the image, almost like little stars in the water...)
just as a leaf know it's time, in the autumn it embraces change as it fearlessly lets go of the safety of the tree, falls and dances to where it needs to be...such a beautiful metaphor for all of us... just let go, dance, and fall in love with life's changes
and look at all the beautiful colors we are surrounded by...the soft violets in a morning sunrise as it turns into a powder blue sky; the greens of grasses, evergreen trees, and fields of crops; all those colorful flowers: yellow sunflowers, red roses, pink carnations, bluebells, lavender, and purple lupines; the beautiful reds and oranges and yellows of the leaves of trees in the fall, and those same beautiful colors wrapped into a sunset...
and look at all these vibrant colours here in this image, how can you not feel alive? just being able to breathe in all of nature's beauty, and then exhale pure love. life is good, so good.
.we live through colors all through our days, from the different clothes we all wear, to all the varieties of food we eat, to the cars we drive, to the paint on the walls surrounding us at home and work, to all those colorful birds singing in our tress, to all the different colors of skin of the people with whom we interact each day...
we pass though colours, and they are interwoven into the fabric of being human, we live and breath colours...
so, we can learn so many lessons from the trees in the fall...live and be alive like the trees. breathe it all in as you listen to autumn speak to you, letting go of everything like the falling leaves, floating in the hues of all these colours reflecting your life, and moments lived...all of the colours you have lived...
and here is another truly beautiful song, vocalized so powerfully, yet softly by one of the best musical voices of my generation "true colors" by cyndi lauper ... (just click on any of the words in the powder blue links to listen to the tune and watch the video) ...
"you with the sad eyes, don't be discouraged. oh i realize it's hard to take courage in a world full of people. you can lose sight of it all, and the darkness inside you can make you feel so small. but i see your true colors shining through. i see your true colors, and that's why i love you. so don't be afraid to let them show your true colors. true colors are beautiful like a rainbow...show me a smile, then don't be unhappy. can't remember when i last saw you laughing. if this world makes you crazy and you've taken all you can bear, you call me up, because you know i'll be there. and i'll see your true colors shining through. i see your true colors, and that's why i love you. so don't be afraid to let it show, your true colors, true colors are beautiful like a rainbow...if this world makes you crazy and you've taken all you can bear, you call me up because you know i'll be there. and i'll see your true colors shining through. i see your true colors and that's why i love you. so don't be afraid to let it show, your true colors, true colors. true colors shining through, i see your true colors and that's why i love you. so don't be afraid to let them show. your true colors, true colors are beautiful like a rainbow" ― cyndi lauper, true colors
"falling into the mist
through colourful trees
on wings of love
becoming a part
of colours ablaze
in autumn's leaves
holding each colour
with floating kisses
on sighs of feathers" ― bodhinku, colours
"the sun shines down upon us, the lucky ones...you're the radiant autumn leaves, so bright and vibrant, so vivid and ablaze with warming colors...i am your reflection in the river, only just a bit darker, and hazy opaque, and slightly blurred, more cooled by the waters (but still burning for you)...but we're complimentary mirrors to each other, such beautiful simplicity, two incomplete parts of the perfect whole, we are together one the same...one love in the glowing light" ― bodhinku, the lucky ones
and now here are a few more quotes from bodhinku from past blogs to help add to the deeper meaning of this blog today...