Monthly Archives: February 2014

Reach Out!

Reach out, reach out, I will always be your friend,

always in my heart, a strength I will send,

don’t let those fears, be your lonely guide,

don’t let your heart, be burnt away inside,

don’t ever think, the things that you feel,

are not so important, they are not so very real,

when it comes too much, and everything a task,

you hide it deep inside, always wearing a mask,

the days become a struggle, it’s hard to keep at bay,

to take another breath, one more time in the fray,

but here my beautiful friend, let me give a plea to you,

I love you even more, if you ask to help you through,

I see your every turn, that black dog is lurking deep,

testing every part of you, the climbs are very steep,

I see your silent agony, please just call out my name,

you mean so very much to me, to watch you in such pain,

I know it’s so lonely, not wanting us to know,

but please believe me, it is my love I want to show,

I know it isn’t easy, as many a test will be,

but as your friend in battle, I’m here till your free,

reach out, reach out, I’ll always help you through,

with all the love within, I always give this to you.

Many of our family and friends, or even strangers that we know suffer in silence with depression and such emotional turmoil in their lives that we are unaware just how deep this is. I wrote this for those people to show that they can ‘reach out’ and let us know how they feel, how it is effecting their lives, and know that we will care very much for they are a part of who we are. They mean so much to us, and any suffering for them should never be silent, because their silence is our silence. Ask, someone who understands will be listening!

And for anyone who does not have anyone to talk to, please go to these sites below, they are for anyone who feel they have depression or for friends and family who do not understand it or how to be able to help anyone deal with it. Please…reach out! Namaste

www.blackdoginstitute.org.au

www.beyondblue.org.au

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Gallery Update!

Ok, I have just thrown in some pictures to my gallery from around our coastline (and a shop I got caught up in), for all of you Northern Hemisphere souls that are still freezing your winter away. A little lift from the rain and snow (while we in Australia are practically in full drought conditions at the moment, even the coast has had no significant rain all summer), just click on any of the photo’s to get a full screen slideshow.

I must apologise for the quality as I only had my trusty mobile phone for most of these and anything that needed a little bit of technical adjustment was a no go! My lovely friend Tracie Louise will be aghast at the shots (as her lovely shots have made a cover for a very well known author AND into one of Microsoft’s themes for their Windows operating systems), but I needed to share ‘something’ with the poor, very freezing friends around the top half of the globe. (yo mommus! Well, you said something warm would do, so you could do your poetry in a warmer frame of mind, and we got lots of beaches and surf!)

So I hope it warms the mind for a little while and gives fresh hope for the warm weather that is now not too far away.

Namaste

P.S. Yes, I am in the market for a real camera…my birthday is in June! 🙂