Gems 5.111

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

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Photo, “Archangel Boomerang” by Niki Flow

“An angel has no memory.”  -Terry Southern

This photo was taken from inside my car while speeding down the highway as a storm gathered. (I wasn’t driving.) When I saw the photo on my computer, I thought it looked like an Archangel facing down, wings folded around him, his right hand holding a boomerang back behind his head, ready to throw.

You know, I hope Terry Southern was wrong; or, that the boomerang is one of those squishy Nerf kinds.

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Gems 5.4

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

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Photo by Engin Akyurt, Pixabay

If you know any homeless artists who would like their poems, photos or art featured on under1000skies, on our social media accounts and through our email list, please pass on our information. Thank you!

We’re also always gratefully accepting photos, art, poems or quotes or any Gems anyone might want to share. Special thanks today and always to everyone who has shared these so generously over the years since we began.

Have a great weekend.

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Gems 4.05

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

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Photo by Niki Flow

 

 

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Gems 3.56

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

Herman Hesse stillness sancturary

Photo “Good Day, Sunshine” by Niki Flow

About Herman Hesse:

German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Demian, Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an individual’s search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature.

from Wikipedia.com

Journey Notes

Special thanks to Marleen for today’s quote.  The theme for June is “silence,” “listening,” “stillness,” and “sacred space.”   If you have a favorite quote about any or all of those, please let us know!

Your Creativity

As always, we would love to feature your creative visions! If you would like to contribute photos, art work, short poems/stories, quotes, time, etc., please see our “About Us” page for details.  When we show each other what we find beautiful, we get a glimpse into each others’ hearts.

May you find joy every day of your journey through life,

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serving and connecting
homeless creatives.

Gems 3.35

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
The theme for May is “fear” and, its opposite, “love.”

storms

Photo by Niki Flow.  Created with PicsArt.  Instagram filter “LowFi.”

Update:  May 8, 2017

There are people in my life who are brave on a daily basis.  These people remind me that I can be brave — that I always have been.

Under1000skies resumed daily posts today and will continue hopefully until I’m long gone.  This is my golden bowl, and this work is vital.

The pain, every day upon waking; the knowledge that, after 402 days, my son Benjamin Archer is still missing; — these will not be undone by hiding, numbing, or distracting.  After all, “Life is about using the whole box of crayons.”  Even the storm colors.

 

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homeless creatives.

Gems 2.70

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

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Photo “When Pigs Fly” by Niki Flow.  Special thanks to Holly Newt for the inspiration.

I hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving week.  It was a nice break for us, but we’re very happy to be back to share lots of new Gems.

This month in December, our theme is joy and that includes anything that creates laughter as well.  There’s been a lot of sadness this year, and really tough major issues, for all of us.  Our hearts are pulled all over by our empathy, and every sadness hurts us as well. Laughter is healing.  We need more joy.

If you have any favorite quotes about joy, any photos that express joy in your life, any poems, artwork, or anything that you’ve created with joy or laughter, we’d love to feature your creativity in December.

May you find joy every day under 1000 skies.   ♡.