Heart Strings

Heart Strings

heart, love, roses

~

lush rose petals glow

garden bounty in full bloom

tugging on my heart

~

This is a photo from the gardens I planted at the last home I owned. Since I sold that house, I haven’t had gardens of my own to grow and nurture. Sometimes I’ve helped tend my landlord’s gardens, but not where I’m currently living. Between endless COVID news and tedious work, I’m feeling weary. I’m drawn to write about and help defend our eroding rights and freedoms, but few people seem to notice or care. Every time I post something in this vain on Facebook, I receive primarily harsh words of judgment. Our culture does not view kindly those who question the mainstream agenda of empire, power, and control. If you step out, you are considered a conspiracist. I need to decide if I’m willing to tilt at windmills that few seem to care about. Maybe I will shift to living strictly for my own joys while I still can. I found some clues on navigating our life paths in this wonderful post by Tania Marie.

Give up the quest and realize the truth of your journey is a step-by-step unfolding of you being you. ~ Tania Marie

Peace out, Brad

54 thoughts on “Heart Strings

  1. Oh, Brad. I so know how you are feeling. I will post about this as well within the next couple of days. Even if you were posting about conspiracy theories, that is your right. No one is being forced to read your posts. At least you have supportive readers here. Take care.

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    • Thank you J.D. Theoretically we have the right to believe, write, and say what we want. Except that censorship and legislation are growing to restrict those rights, especially for those who question the mainstream corona story.

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  2. You curl round, like the petals on a rose, Brad. Much beauty within and without. Yes, our freedom of speech is under threat and I hold hope that the world’s balance will re-align. Hugs to you as you await the opportunity to garden again. ❤

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  3. Brad, you seem to need the comfort of nature and I hope you will again find a
    garden to tend. It means so much to me now and I hear so many say the same.
    I don’t live in the same land so don’t know how affected you are by e.g. “ freedom of speech”.
    Sounds horrible.
    Most here still keep distance and meet up with only family or in parks where most
    keep the appropriate distance. And of course, washing hands and wear masks in
    crowds.
    We are all feeling the unreality of the invisible virus. More powerful than us.

    May you find your smile.

    Miriam

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  4. Brad – I seldom see posts from you on FB. If you are seeking more involvement, try your hand at more. I remember you posted an article recently that I thought was just ridiculously conspiratorial, now I can’t recall what it was exactly but you didn’t get much encouragement from that. So don’t be so attached to the outcome you desire from your posts is one option. We are all similarly overwhelmed by the shithole country we now finally have irrefutable evidence is our home, but we have a chance to change it come November. The madness is not going to just disappear. We will have a fight to rid ourselves of the scourge of the idiot and his cult of enablers. They will not go away peacefully, and the coronavirus is going to stain us for a long time, if we are lucky enough to overcome it. I agree with you, normal isn’t returning. I think life has taken a turn for the worst and survival is no longer assured for any of us, so LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE EVERY DAY…no more WAITING…Love Fritzie

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    • Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and offer suggestions Fritzie. Yes, I would benefit from dropping my attachments and/or contrary crusade. And I really believe the virus is being used to manipulate and distract us so it’s hard to let it go. Meanwhile I’ll do my best to enjoy and live life. take care.

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  5. Hello dear Brad, what a stunning photo you took here! It´s so interesting my friend, I was just pondering on the lack of love that so many humans irradiate nowadays, and I feel that sensitive souls just feel hurt when they get in touch with that. I feel that animals and little children have, for the most part, much more open hearts, so the love just flows through! Maybe being more around animals and children might recharge you? Sending lots of love! And please keep posting your beautiful inspiring thoughts – I sure cherish them! Big hugs

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  6. a beautiful poem and extraordinarily beautiful rose brad…thank you for sharing your reflections and heart. like the gardens you’ve tended, i see life also as a garden that you are cultivating and nurturing with a vision in mind. no matter how you choose to unfurl your petals, i know it will always be done with integrity and love and i support that fully ❤ thank you for sharing the link to my post..it feels like a perfect companion to your share. team work in motion ❤

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  7. I hear and feel your pain here…..I am affected in the same way which is why for the most part I keep so much to myself and simply do the. best I can on a one day at a time basis. Much anger abounds and for our mental, physical and spiritual well being we need to avoid it as much as possible. I
    I also love roses….and had wild climbing roses in my lovely little cottage garden in Wales…and my Mother loved roses. We can still enjoy them and see their great beauty. Janet :)X

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  8. You and I have discussed FB before, Brad. Speaking up and challenging cruelty and injustice is important but sometimes I think our actions are more important than our words… living by example, kindness in action, bearing witness. It’s another way to go, anyway. We need to find what works within our personal rhythms which seem to ebb and flow. I’m heading over to read Tanya’s post. Thanks for sharing it. Be well, my friend, and enjoy the roses.

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  9. I have found myself growing more weary of FB and the mainstream news lately. Hopefully we will continue to let nature nurture us and restore our spirits. I’ve keep reminding myself to pick my “battles,” and save my energy for the things that are most important to me. Take care, Brad. ❤

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  10. I can feel the joy of the rose and the pain of its loss Brad. I’m sorry that you’ve had such responses when writing on more difficult subjects – some people don’t want to be swayed but express it in an unhelpful way.

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    • Clearly, you understand what I’m going through Andrea. As I mentioned to Kirt, sometimes I get zealous and want to help open minds or attempt to help make changes. Then I remember the best I can do is be an example and keep offering love.

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  11. A beautiful flower and words Brad. It’s interesting because when I post my blogs on WP I get very few views, maybe two if I’m lucky. No one seems to care about anything but stupidity, fear mongering and dramatics on FB. But at least we have our family here. 💜

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    • Thank you Miriam. I appreciate the reminder that I might not be missing much by not being able to share my posts on FB, and it’s still frustrating that we live in such divisive times with censorship now added. And yes, I’m very grateful for our community here.

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  12. Sorry to hear that you were on the end of unfavourable comments, Brad. I hope they leave you alone and you don’t get affected by them. There is always more than meet the eye, more to meets the eye than what we see on the mainstream surface. I hope you continue to be observant. Hope you are doing well and take care.

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