This ebony and giltwood decorative cabinet at Versailles, France is trimmed with gold coins. I like the symbolism of the discourse between men and women; each appears to be listening to each other's point of view.
This week I've been a bit under the weather. Rather than write my own poem for Poetry Thursday, I'm sharing an excerpt of a poem from Alice Walker. It reminds me of our connections via the blogosphere:
"At this time of mourning
May we be connected to each other
May we know the range and depth of feelings in
ourselves and in
There is vulnerability, fear, love, rage, hatred,
Courage, despair and
Hope in ourselves, each other and the world.
May we know our most authentic feelings
And voice them when we speak
May we tap into soul and spirit when we are silent
May healing begin in us
May we form and become a circle."
."..Speak for yourself
And listen to each other.
Put judgment aside
Remember that anything voiced that you want
May be a silenced part of yourself...
Until we meet again."