Landscapes of the Mind

Flames around her, joy within her –
I wonder how she does it.

Framed by wildness, face so peaceful –
I smile just to see her.

Focused, centered, so serene –
I wish that I could be her.

Look inside you, darling mine –
She knows that you can do it.

Laughter, tears, and all you’ll find –
Such richness deep within you.

Let her out of your mind’s eye –
Send peace and joy inside you.


Notes: When I read Rommy’s prompt about simple comforts over on The Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, I thought of so many things: tea, cozy sweaters, rain on the windows, music, afternoon naps, walks in the park, ferry rides… But when I started writing, this happened instead – my comfort is myself, in a way. And after all, that’s what all my “simple comforts” are about – getting in touch with myself, centering myself, etc. So I may not have followed the rules exactly, but I don’t think Rommy will be too upset ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Image fromย You Are Here: An Ownerโ€™s Manual for Dangerous Minds, a coloring book by Jenny Lawson.

13 thoughts on “Landscapes of the Mind

  1. This is so incredibly heartening, Esther ๐Ÿ’• I agree, true comfort comes from being at ease within ๐Ÿ™‚ Beautifully penned!๐Ÿ’•

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