Take me beyond
Show me your
Take me beyond
I found a ladder
To the sun;
One step at a time
That’s all it takes,
Join our caravan
We’ll travel above
Silk purple skies
Our path of night
Lit up by stars,
Full and proud.
We’ll sleep in beds of
Puffy white, while
They’ll protect us
From those gusty winds,
And shelter us from
So follow me
One by one;
For each step we take,
Each wish we make
Means our journey
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Robyn Lee’s Own Little Sun-Climbers 15 years ago
Crystal ball glows
Summons us, with
We float past
“Take note of the dreams you have while
you are peacefully awake; for those
dreams house secret windows,
providing clear view of that
which reflects your
“There is comfort in knowing that with each tomorrow,
we too may begin again.”
“To focus dauntlessly on that which may seem unreachable
and far away, may be all that it takes
to set your soul ablaze.”
~ Robyn Lee
Her curtains are drawn, as ducks convene
The stage is set for rest and dreams;
Most will slumber through and through
Others sacrifice sleep, to protect their crew.
~ Robyn Lee
The following is a bit of duck trivia that I found fascinating, demonstrating how, even at the most primitive level, living beings instinctually develop systems to protect their own. If you examine my photo above, you can see which ducks are ‘protecting’ this evening. Enjoy!
Much Love ~ RL
Dr. Niels Rattenborg has studied sleep patterns of birds, including ducks. He monitored the brain waves of ducks as they sleep and learned some interesting things. Ducks often spend the night together as a group, often sleeping in a row. The ducks on the end of the row or outside of the group are easily spooked by any movement nearby.
They sleep with their eye away from the group open, while the other eye is closed. Rattenborg found that one of the hemispheres of the brains of these outside ducks was functioning at 100% capacity while the other hemisphere was in sleep mode. Apparently the duck has the ability to sleep with half the brain at a time asleep while the other half is fully responsive to the environment.
There is an obvious advantage to this system. Not only is the duck protecting itself by being constantly awake on the side that danger might come from, but the duck is also protecting the other ducks in the center.
Discover, May 1999
Scientific American, May 1999
Sturdy dock extends arm
Rippled bay churns a frazzled mind
Clouds release a sigh
“Everything in the universe evolves.
Nothing remains stagnant.
“Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours.”
“Only from the heart can you touch the sky” ~Rumi
This photo and post (click blue link below) is dedicated to my daughter Marysa in honor of her 22nd Birthday
Purple ice clouds descend
Casts of frozen sculptures float in sea
Bitter cold waves flow fiercely through my bones