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Changing Clothes: A Journey into the Light

Updated on October 17, 2012

In the winter I wore heavy, protective clothes. I burrowed in getting fat for the season. Vulnerable, I needed to be protected. I stayed close to Home and far from people. I limited my circle.

Now the spring has arrived. It is safe to go outside. Yet frozen by the thoughts of winter, I am ill prepared. I stubbornly cling to my coat. Hot and sweaty, I reluctantly throw it off. My floral cotton dress ruined with sweat stains. So I sit and contemplate.

“Maybe it really is safe to go out and play.” In my mind I know that I must take a piece of Home with me. My Big Brother, gentle and loving, will let me play freely without control or anger. He’ll let me get dirty, run fast, fall in exhaustion, skin my knee. He’ll clean my wounds if I ask Him. He will nurture me, the same way He did in the winter. He’ll remind me to slow down and be careful, as He sends me out again.

Now I know I am safe. I can lose my coat, fearlessly, knowing I will be cared for. The sun is warm and radiant on my skin, reminding me of the beauty within. Shining brightly, the Light.


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      KrystalD 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thanks for stopping by, reading and commenting all. I had a burst of inspiration and figured I better share it. My pen has been dry lately. Billbuc, your right. That's not LA but Vermont in late summer. What a STUNNING place :)

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I love your photo posts and your words of wisdom and beauty. I think there is nothing more profound than a journey through life reflecting upon the seasonal changes. Lovely.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful, A brother can be a best friend...

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Excellent work my friend; I really enjoyed this, and the pictures were lovely. Now your profile says you are in L.A., but those pictures don't look like any Los Angeles I've ever seen. :)

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      That was so beautiful. I love the metaphor. Just gorgeous!