Gems 3.77

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

To Althea from Prison Richard Lovelace Gems 377

Photo “Stonewashed Sunset” by Niki Flow

Journey Notes

The suggested theme for July is “freedom,”  but if you have a favorite quote about any other uplifting subject, please let us know.  We’re always accepting favorite quotes.

Your Creativity

As always, we would love to feature your creative visions too! 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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We are photographers,
writers, artists & advocates
serving and connecting
homeless creatives.

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Gems 3.76

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

Gems 376 Stephen King Shawshank Freedom

Photo edited using PicsArt #freetoedit – Photographer unknown

“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs are too sweet and wild.  So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.”  Stephen King, Rita Hayworth in the Shawshank Redemption

Journey Notes

Special thanks to JP for today’s quote.  The suggested theme for July is “freedom,”  but if you have a favorite quote about any other uplifting subject, please let us know.  We’re always accepting favorite quotes.

Your Creativity

As always, we would love to feature your creative visions too! 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,

under1000skies logo 1
A “Giftivism” Initiative
We are photographers,
writers, artists & advocates
serving and connecting
homeless creatives.

 

Gems 3.73

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

Blue Jay James Wright WavingatYou

Photo by WallpaperSafari.com

Journey Notes

Special thanks to WavingatYou for today’s quote.  The theme for July is “freedom.”  If you have a favorite quote about freedom, or any other uplifting subject, 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,

under1000skies logo 1
A “Giftivism” Initiative
We are photographers,
writers, artists & advocates
serving and connecting
homeless creatives.

 

Gems 3.72

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

Life Freedom Choice Kevyn Aucoin Gems 372

Journey Notes

The theme for July is “freedom.”   If you have a favorite quote about freedom, 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,

under1000skies logo 1
☼ A “Giftivism” Initiative ☼
We are photographers,
writers, artists & advocates
serving and connecting
homeless creatives.

Gems 3.70

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

John YCP2

You Can’t Protect It
When you live out of bags,
It’s tough to keep things straight.
Especially because, typically, they are
All sorts of Opaque.
Where’s this? Where’s that?
I thought it was in this one.
Dammit, what a bitch this.
Rummaging is no fun.
Oh well, I’ll tear everything completely apart
And stack all my bags like a fine work of Art.
Without my phone and charger, I’ll be hosed.
No work for me today, I suppose.
Searched every zip compartment in my artful stack.
Only to discover, once again, my phone got jacked!

-John Olander

John Olander, known to his friends as “Johnny O” is a self-employed change-maker currently living in Denver Colorado. He has been “on a camping trip” for over ten years and understands life on the streets better than most. Yet this hardship has not made John bitter, only better. Nearly every day when he is not engaged in a search for food or shelter (from 4am until nearly midnight), John is helping others on the street. About one-third of John’s day is spent on transportation — on buses, subways, and walking to find jobs, food and shelter for a single day. Yet through all this, John has taken the time to be supportive and submit poetry for under1000skies.  I’m so grateful for our connection.  Johnny O and I became friends about a year ago when he became one of the first supporters of under1000skies. He is very dear to us all here, and we look forward to more creative content from Johnny in the years to come.

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May you find joy every day,

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We are photographers,
writers, artists & advocates
serving and connecting
homeless creatives.

Gems 3.64

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

Gems 364 John Olander Effort Equals Change underthesky by Niki Flow.png

Photo “Under the Sky” by Niki Flow.  Poem “Effort Equals Change” by Johnny O

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Gems 3.62

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

John Olander Wow In Now Gems 362

Poem “The Wow In Now” by Johnny O.  Photo “Verdant” by Niki Flow.

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