Inspiring Art

She appeared in the doorway as if the wind had blown her onto my blank canvas all at once in full color. Soaked from rain’s song. Shaking her head and laughing wildly. She was unaware of her crackling impact on the still inside air. Surprisingly refreshing like a summer storm. Embracing Nature. Inspiring art.

~Just L (June 25, 2018)

I Am The Center

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I lie here on my mat;
In the center of the Universe;
I am ready to practice;
To simply be.

I am standing in the grass;
Centered in the Universe;
Ancient as the trees;
Steady in the breeze.

I am reaching for the sun;
Saluting the Universe;
Bone stacked on bone;
Diving over the bees.

I lie here in the park;
I am the center of the Universe;
Breathed in by God;
God is in me.

~Just L (June 20, 2017)

Cross-pollination Encouraged, Naturally

In general, on a single avocado tree all the open flowers will be synchronised. That means they will be all functionally male or all functionally female.

The avocado pollen of one tree is compatible with itself and quite capable of pollinating its own flowers — known as self-pollination.

The avocado has a ‘complete’ flower, but with an unusual behavior known as ‘protogynous dichogamy’. The avocado flower has both functional male and female organs in the one flower, but opens and closes twice over a two-day period — the first day as functionally female and the next as functionally male. Each opening stage only lasts about half a day.

The unusual flowering behavior is to reduce the likelihood of self-pollination occurring — by minimizing the amount of own-pollen about when female stages are receptive.

So while self-pollination is possible it appears to take the fun out of functionality.

~Just L (NaPoWriMo, April 22, 2017)

Is this what love is made of or does this seem absurd?

Strolling along without a care in the world. Flowers dance and leaves unfurl. Sun on the face and breeze at the back. Heart full, there is no lack. It could have happened anywhere. The taste of anticipation in the air. Seduced by confident silence, and the scent of cloves. Enjoying entwined hands and toes. Eyes sparkly as diamonds in the light. The joy of finding something precious one glorious night. Devouring each other in a frenzy. The object of every couple’s envy. Fearlessly reaching for the Divine. Lines blurred between thine and mine. Bodies pressed together coo as sweetly as singing birds. Is this what love is made of or does this seem absurd?

~Just L (March 2, 2017)

Published in the April 2017 Blender of Love Digest.

What if the Universe said yes?

What if the Universe said yes?

At last I can imagine not having to guess

Whether I’ll be kissed each morning or held each night

When the whole world loves me back how can I be stressed?

Every need met I can afford to be wild at heart

My emotional safe blown wide open

Hey World, Take me as I am !

Watch me push heaven’s boundaries

Enjoying the luxury to choose only the very best

Yet relishing the earth’s variety

Every reason to be entirely selfless

I am crushing on every newly discovered part

I can’t lose because I am madly in love with my life!

~Just L (October 19, 2016)