“Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them,
but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them,
and try to follow where they lead.”
~ Louisa May Alcott ~
As I cast off every tendril of darkness that has enveloped me, threatening to strangle me for so very long…
wrapped me in fear, darkness, grief, anguish, helplessness, resentment, agony, sorrow, anger, bitterness…
I find myself striving, fighting, struggling, pushing to find the light, love, inspiration, joy, peace…
that has been stolen from me for so very very very long…
In the sweet kindness of new friendships and the steadfastness of old ones, encouraging words, connections with other hurting souls…
I find the light getting brighter…
brighter, more brilliant, more tangible…
the dark strangling tendrils are falling away one by one…
Yes, I can almost feel it…
I can almost touch the sunshine.
©Copyright 2012 Christina Brownlee
23 thoughts on “Sunshine…”
Thanks for your honesty and encouragement, Christina!
Meryl, thank you for your sweet thoughtful words! Blessings ~
Brighter, more brilliant – sums it up perfectly.
You are very kind to give such wonderful praise! 🙂 I am very very…very appreciative! 🙂
The praise is well deserved, sweet lady. The words created wonderful images in my mind, although I suspect that their origin is a rather dark place.
You are starting to shine through that darkness.
And I am so glad you liked my poem ‘A Simple Story …’ and took the time to comment.
I am never sure whether the more serious stuff works or whether I should stick to the silly rhymes.
Thank you for yor support – I do agree that if it makes you think then it has achieved something worthwhile.
You are so wonderfully kind to say that! I really means so much that this post could create wonderful images…and sadly yes, they do come from a rather dark place..but as you said it IS starting to get brighter! 🙂
I do love you poem…I personally think there are so many unique facets to this life we are all living and it comes with the good/the bad…the happy/the sad…and the silly/more serious..please please please keep writing what “you” want to write and I will keep enjoying it! 🙂 Blessings to you cherished friend ~
My thoughts are that you are a very talented individual. Beautifully written, most inspiring!
Thank you so much! It really means a lot that you would share your thoughts on this post…especially with such high praise! Hugs and Blessings! ~
Wonderful imagery! Keep striving for the sunshine 🙂
George, thank you so very much!! I will keep striving!!! 🙂 I do so appreciate your comment and encouragement 😀
What a beautiful written expression Christina. I love the vision of you casting off the dark tendrils and reaching for the sunshine that is becoming more and more tangible with each day…. You deserve that sunshine and you are going to have clear view very soon – just know it. Loved your post, and sending hugs and love ~~ Robyn
Thank you so much Robyn!! This just sort of spilled out me…I do really think of all the ‘stuff’ that has happened and it felt like ‘dark tendrils’.
You are so sweet and encouraging! I just value your thoughts and insight so very very very much!! Hugs, Love, and Blessings right back-atcha with wishes for a wonderful evening and day tomorrow <3!! 🙂
You express yourself so wonderfully!! This is so beautiful 🙂
Thank you so much Michelle! 🙂 You gave me a huge smile today! Sending hugs and wishes for a wonderful night and day tomorrow! 🙂
Buh-bye tendrils! 😛
So so much love, friend.
Oh Yes!! Definitely good riddence haha!! Love you too sweet friend!! 🙂
You have been through such a lot Christina, such a sad time, and so many hardships, many would still be in the darkness, having lost their way completely. Sometimes when the dark threatens to overwhelm, It’s great that you can see sunshine at last, you deserve a bit of that.
Good luck with your journey to the sun,
love n hugs to you
Yes…it has been a very dark, harsh, and desolte past few years. Yes there are those times…then I see a ray of sunshine and know that this too will pass and though I may never be the same…scarred up a bit…I WILL continue on until I can feel the full sunlight!
Thank you for your encouragement sweet friend…it means so very much to me!!
Hugs, Love and Blessings to you!! Stay strong friend, and remember when you can…shine bright! 😀 xxxx
Depth comes at a price, and it must be paid for – but if you use it well and don’t waste the experience that brought it, you can count yourself well-rewarded.
Good luck to you. I feel you are well on your way to claiming the fullness of your humanity.
Thank you for your kind praise and encouragement. I do appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. I am certainly on my way…at the beginning really, but on my way nonetheless! 🙂
That was awesome!! Thank you so much for sharing it! I think it actually fits quite perfectly with this piece….yes perfectly! 😀
What a wonderful post. Watching that sunshine come closer so you can escape to the daylight beyond 🙂