Writing Wings For You

Marie Lukasik Wallace ~ # I LIVE Poetry – I'm passionate about life and writing and all things creative and poetic!


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Alive Inside –

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WATCH HENRY COME ALIVE!

 

Hello my friends!  I’m almost back.  I missed you so.  I’m recovering from the start of school and will be back on Sunday after a nice reprieve near my favorite nature, water.  Idaho has the best rivers and offers respite for the weary soul.  Just wanted to say a quick hello and tell you about an awesome movie that might not be out long in case you’re thinking of going to the movies this weekend.

An independent film, Alive Inside, was playing at a small theater in Boise this week.  It was part of a great kickoff in our community to raise Alzheimer awareness and how music can bring back and awaken a soul.  Being in Poetry Therapy and also very interested in finding ways to communicate with my dad who is suffering from Alzheimer’s and trying to gather stories from his vaulted heart, I was intrigued and had to see it.

This documentary is very well done with case scenarios that show how music has assisted Alzheimer’s patients around the world and how they are working to get music in EVERY nursing home.  I hope you can see it.  If nothing else, watch Henry; he will light up your heart.

My daddy was excited about using music and has been helping make a list.  It’s been fun going over music with him and he’s been calling me.  He lives off by himself, so I worry that he won’t get the music or use it because there’s no one to give it to him.  But even if he does it for a small while and gets benefit and joy from it, I will be happy.

I’ll write more Sunday and come a visiting you!   Have a blessed weekend my friends.  Marie


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A Poetry Collaboration Apology and a Goodbye

I set up a sweet wonderful poem for someone to start off our POETRY COLLABORATION for this week,  and I don’t have their information. I’m so sorry!   I thought I wrote it and put it in my notebook, but I can’t seem to find it.  If you can leave me a message in comments, I can get back to you. And set it up for this week.  Again, I apologize.

The goodbye is because I’m going to be underground until this weekend.  I might have to do several posts at once.  Usually the first week of school is really crazy.  Training first graders is a tough job because they only have about 70 days of kindergarten in a whole year, and sometimes that’s not enough time to get them prepared to lifelong learners.  Wish me luck and say lots of prayers for me.

Take care and have a GRAND week of Joy and tell me how you LIVED POETRY.  ~Namaste, Marie ;0)

 


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Sacred Sunday

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I have been blessed so much this week.  My heart is full of gratitude.

#3   We got to raft the river and feel peace and calm and I heard my daughters giggling together and we “played” with each other Oar battles and water battles and just great company.  I remember what it’s like to feel that peace of the river where nothings exists but the here and the now.  Being present is the only thing you can do.   I get to do that more often.

#2  I have a husband who loves me and honors me.  He knows this week is a busy week for me.  He just says, “go ahead and take care of what you need to take care.  You and me are good.  I’ll be here when you get back.”  (Because when I go into school mode I’m in another dimension.

#1  And the best part is that after 8 months, I finally get to see my Kendra girl.  Alabama is too far away sometimes.  It’s hard for a mama because I went from seeing her everyday to seeing her a couple of times a year.    But when she’s here, I get to love love love upon her and it feels yummy.

I have a collaboration post for this afternoon from another wonderful blogger, so stay tuned….but after that, I might be off the grid for awhile.  The first two weeks of school are pretty busy.  Wish me luck!  ~Love ya, Marie


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I Live Poetry #6

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Poetry is the beauty of flowers

The music of laugher

The movement of an athlete

      or a thistle in the wind

The creative spirit

 of the artist

Poetry is in you

it is in me.

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Creating To Decompress

This is a super cool video! How colors can save the world and create World peace.
Beautiful.

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Stepping to the Right of the Left Hemisphere

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5 Steps to A Life Fully Lived

Wonderful reminders to live and breathe in the presence.
~Thank you, Marie

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“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.” Ferris Bueller

A year ago in January I attended a workshop in Maui on Divine Love. It was led by Dr. Wayne Dyer and turned out to be a life changer for me. I am not surprised that this happened, afterall a couple of my life changing moments happened as a direct result of this incredible man.

This time around it was a simple sentence that seemed to resonate in my whole body. A great big A-Ha moment that left me ruminating with it for quite some time, wondering how to begin to live it. The words were a paraphrase of a Herman Melville quote and are at the root of a lot of Dr. Dyer’s teachings, but for some reason these words more than any others did the trick for me…

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Today’s Inention

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My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.~Maya Angelou
 

Today, I get to go out on the river and just be.  My intention is to be present and enjoy my beautiful family.  I will soak them in like the sun and breathe their laughter..   ~Marie