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SISTERS RISING: Stories of Remarkable Women Living Extraordinary Lives
Excerpt: from Linda's chapter in the inaugural volume of Sisters Rising:
YOUR LIFE IS A WORK OF ART"
A SWEET LIFE
La Dolce Vita. Translated, it means; “The Sweet Life.” To me this means being deeply present in my own life, feeling my days, surrounding myself with simple authentic beauty, and being in alignment with my souls’ purpose. I am an artist at heart, but you don’t have to be an artist to desire a life that is a work of art. Each of us is born with a unique purpose and soul expression. It’s why we are here. Some people go straight to the life of their dreams, but most of us don’t. There is work to do before we can get there, and that work is as valid as actually arriving at this perceived destination.
When we find ourselves in circumstances that bear no resemblance to that vision, a definitive redirect may be necessary. Being responsive to the promptings for a redirect is important. If we don't listen, the message will continue to be amplified...(read on)
2019 "Path To The Sea" Writers of the Mendocino Coast 2019 Anthology
PATH TO THE SEA
I was born at the waters edge nursed by the sun and cradled by the sand.
Day blended gracefully into night
and rose gently back again to dawn.
Time was marked by the rhythm of the tide the changing of the seasons the
quadrants of the moon.
Life took me far away from that shore
leading me deep into a forest of asphalt
a jungle of cement, traffic lights and noise.
But one can never truly forget
the voice of home that whispers
to the quiet spaces of the heart.
It calls to the soul until it is heard
perhaps quietly at first but as time passes
the urgency and volume increases
as it did with me, until I surrendered
and returned back to my southern coast’s
where white caps break off the shoreline
of rugged majestic cliffs and afternoon fog rolls in to blanket you in a cozy embrace as if to extend, with open arms, a
warm welcome back to those
who have made their way home.