Gems 4.72

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

4.72

 

820: nos corazon

you’re missing from me,
tu me manques, and I from you
equiponderant

ay, nos Corazon,
our beautiful Benjamin
rentrer à la maison

-nf

our heart / you're missing from me / (you're missing from me) and I from you /equiponderant / oh, our heart / our beautiful Benjamin / return home

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Themes:

don't share but do drawDies Mercurrii

I beg your indulgence.  Today’s poem is a rare self-insert, but I cannot silence my heart’s keening. Some nights are like this.  Then, I surface. Hope returns.

Instead of monthly themes, we’ll be doing recurring weekly ones for the days when we don’t have any new creations to share from our homeless artists.  Recurring daily themes are: Monday – (fun)day – humor;  Tuesday – muse day (our biggest inspirations); Wednesday – dies Mercurii – Day of Mercury, mercurial day, water day (Japanese/Korean) “Water Star;” anything goes; Thursday – Thor, the gods, those we worship (God, god or otherwise); Friday – Frigg / Venus day, so LOVE; -or- TGIF what it really means.  Or bag all that and insert your theme idea here: 

→ _______________________________________ ←

♥.

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Gems 4.70

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

The Stolen Child

W. B. Yeats, 1865 – 1939

Where dips the rocky highland
Of Sleuth Wood in the lake,
There lies a leafy island
Where flapping herons wake
The drowsy water rats;
There we’ve hid our faery vats,
Full of berrys
And of reddest stolen cherries.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.

Where the wave of moonlight glosses
The dim gray sands with light,
Far off by furthest Rosses
We foot it all the night,
Weaving olden dances
Mingling hands and mingling glances
Till the moon has taken flight;
To and fro we leap
And chase the frothy bubbles,
While the world is full of troubles
And anxious in its sleep.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.

Where the wandering water gushes
From the hills above Glen-Car,
In pools among the rushes
That scarce could bathe a star,
We seek for slumbering trout
And whispering in their ears
Give them unquiet dreams;
Leaning softly out
From ferns that drop their tears
Over the young streams.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.

Away with us he’s going,
The solemn-eyed:
He’ll hear no more the lowing
Of the calves on the warm hillside
Or the kettle on the hob
Sing peace into his breast,
Or see the brown mice bob
Round and round the oatmeal chest.
For he comes, the human child,
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than he can understand.

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Did you know that three days in the Celtic Otherworld is three years here on Earth? I learned that recently while watching Myths and Monsters narrated by Nicholas Day.  I find the thought very comforting.

There is a new page here on under1000skies called Missing Benjamin. All updates about Ben will be kept here from now on.  All links from past updates to will be here, as time allows, in chrono order.

Have a beautiful Memorial Day weekend.  See you Tuesday.

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Gems 4.66

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Gems 4.66 ii

Under an oak tree
a young girl heard music, a
  promise yet to be.
A chorus of songs,
one by one, they came.  She sang
  each song joyfully;
Every song engraved
deeply on her grateful heart
  for eternity.
Niki Flow
 
  

“There is a legend of a tribe in Africa where the birth date of a child is counted not from when they were born, nor even conceived but from the day that the child was a thought in its mother’s mind. When a woman decides that she will have a child, she goes off and sits under a tree, by herself, and listens until she can hear the song of the child that wants to come…”   -Nipun Mehta, -Embrace the Grace, Celebrate the Infinite-

 

 

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News!

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡

stronger together tree roots laddershipo

New content, new photos, new inspiration. will begin again on Monday May 21st. There’s also news about my Benjamin that gives me more hope than I have had in two years. Details as soon as I get confirmation.  Special thanks tonight to LBD for her love-driven detective work.

♡nf

UPDATE:

Turns out, the address Ben’s friends found through their dogged detective work was an old one. Still hopeful and grateful for their help. ♥

 

Gems 4.38

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Gems 4.38 under1000skies

 
​Photo “Sunset, Ensenada New Mexico” Copyright © Ben Archer 2016. All rights reserved. Used with permission. Thank you! ♡

Happy 34th Birthday my beautiful Benjamin. We miss you so much. ♡

Ben’s Missing Person’s Case is here:
https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/33696/0/
Missing since March 2, 2016

Gems 4.19

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Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

4.19 under1000skies

Photo “La Luna” by Niki Flow

When I see the moon
I believe that somewhere you
are seeing it too.

 

We’ll Be Back

Construction Doggie

 

From August 1st until further notice, this site will be under construction.   We’re taking under1000skies on the road.   You can find current images and quotes on our Instagram page here:

Instagram under1000skies – tizzlovesrowdy

In the meantime, check our Instagram account to see when we’ll be in your city.  If you’d like to be a liaison, host or guide, let us know.

City Liason, Host &/or Local Guide

25 simbi (or trade) for fulfilling my request – Posted Jul 08

Host, city liaison and/or local guides needed. Requesting 10-100 Simbis or skill trade, depending. Flexible. Just send me a message if interested.

I’ll be following in the footsteps of my son Ben who has been missing since March 2, 2016 (over a year and four months).

His national Missing Person case is here:
https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/33696/0/

On this trip I’ll also be raising awareness for our homeless outreach under1000skies and meeting our homeless creatives and volunteers around the country.

The route includes these cities and towns:

NEW JERSEY: Ashland, Batesville, Vineland, Moorestown, Barnegat Light, Beach Haven, LBI, Cape May, Cape May State Park, Cape May Zoo, Neptune, Seaside Park.

PENNSYLVANIA: Media, Philadephia

OHIO: Hanover

ILLINOIS: Apple River Canyon State Park, Mississippi Palisades State Park, Lock & Dam No. 13, Chicago, Evanston

WISCONSIN: Kenosha

COLORADO: Durango, Silverton, Ouray, Gunnison, Saguache, Monte Vista

UTAH: Natural Bridges, Glen Canyon, and Bryce Canyon, Great Salt Lake Desert (Salt Flats)

WYOMING: Fort Bridger, Big Horn National Forest, Ten Sleep (Leigh Creek Monument), Fort Phil Kearny, Sheridan

IOWA: Black Hills National Forest, Bear Butte, Custer, Mount Rushmore, Badlands

SOUTH DAKOTA; Yellow River State Forest, Effigy Mounds National Monument

ARIZONA: Grand Canyon, Sedona, Devils Bridge and Oatman

NEW MEXICO: Farmington, Taos, Santa Fe

CALIFORNIA: Death Valley, Yosemite Falls, Mariposa Grove San Fransisco Muir Beach, Stinson Beach, Tomales Bay State Park, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Bodega Bay, Point Arena, Mendocino Headlands State Park, Russian Gulch State Park, Jug Handle State Reserve, Redding, Shasta Lake, Mount Shasta, Lincoln, Devil’s Punchbowl, Lassen Volcanic National Park

OREGON: Portland, Lees Camp, Tillamook, Cape Lookout State Park, Yaquina Bay State Park, Newport, Lava River Caves State Park, Crater Lake National Park

WASHINGTON: Vancouver, Mount St. Helen’s, Pullman

and points beyond

Niki Flow – Simbi