Whispers of Autumn

Untangled

Whispers playing off the breeze
entice us to look closer
at the bouquet of life
rising from summer’s warm hands.
We catch our breath
watching the spectacular
V-formations of birds
readying for their trip south.
Together, we ease into autumn.

©Alexis Rose. Image source: Pixabay

Thank you for reading my books: If I Could Tell You How It Feels, and Untangled, A Story of Resilience, Courage, and Triumph    

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Week in the Word — Be the Church: A United and Uniting People

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hanks chapelThis is the message I preached on Sunday, August 26  at Hanks Chapel United Church of Christ in Pittsboro, NC   I hope it blesses you!  If you find yourself in or near Pittsboro, please join us!   Hanks Chapel has Sunday school at 9 AM, with worship beginning at 10 AM, and is located at 190 Hanks Chapel Loop, Pittsboro, NC.

Be the Church: Being a United and Uniting People”

This Sunday we continue our series from the book of Ephesians exploring what it means to “Be the Church”, looking at what values can be a compass guiding us on the path God has for us as a church in the midst of change and transition.  These values also challenge us not to simply look to serve ourselves but open our eyes all around us, to see those in need in our communities.Today we start with Ephesians 3, beginning…

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Equality through Equal

My Joyous Feature

Life can accept things through that equality measure. Carrying it into that perfect knowledge. Balancing that common fact about it. Leading up to that greater value. Upon things that can make for some equality into equal rights.

The world can be filled with some equality. Feeling like that bond through nature. Every surrounding can form it’s equal qualities. Bringing it into the balancing movement. Noticing some power that can give chase along with equality.

An equal society can bring some perfect action through knowledge. Bringing it into an educational start. A learning effect will get hold of that equal society to a whole different level. Appearing at a subject will make it’s equality moves. Turning it into a different proportion.

There’s that civic life that will cherish a history for equality. Earning it a learning effect. Taking it into a hard working situation. Like there’s something a lot more interesting…

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A Delicate Dance #masking #actuallyautistic

A Delicate Dance #masking #actuallyautistic

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IMG_0192 Neither Use Nor Ornament research residency work by Naomi Morris. Photo by Hugh Pryor ©Hugh Pryor 2018

Photo by Hugh Pryor. Image of Naomi Morris, Neither Use Nor Ornament, Research Residency.  © Hugh Pryor, 2018

This post is a series of reflections on unmasking at work on my Arts Council England funded project, Neither Use Nor Ornament, which is a collaboration by The Museum for Object Research and WEBworks.

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Unmasking has become a hot topic for some autistics recently. In reality it is (and always has been) a daily negotiation.

What I want to say in this post is that, while (it must always be acknowledged) some of us don’t have the luxury of choice about masking, others are dancing a daily (if not hourly) delicate dance with their masks.

Some have (quite rightly I think) questioned the term masking – here meaning a survival strategy…

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Find Meaning In Your Life *NEW POST*

Find Meaning In Your Life *NEW POST*

Dr. Eric Perry

By Dr. Perry, PhD


“There’s nothing like impending death to rouse you from existential boredom.” ~Roger Ebert

One of my pet peeves is to hear others complain about how bored they are with life. They wonder out loud, “What is the purpose of it all if we are going to die anyway?” To be bored with our life is a luxury we cannot afford and should not indulge.

I believe that this combination of boredom and the unreasonable belief that time can be wasted without repercussions is due primarily to not having a clear meaning for your life. Meaning can be found in the most beautiful moments of life as well as the most heart wrenching ones. Often, the meaning of one’s life is found after you have crossed paths with death. After an encounter with the possibility of nonexistence, we tend to renew our vows to life. Suddenly, life appears…

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This Hike On A Cloudless Day

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Walking at a slow and easy pace, I mindfully climb up a mountain trail on a cloudless day.

Prayer flags hanging in the trees. Some tattered, some brand new. All of them, hundreds of them secure in the branches high and low.
Crossing bridges made of wood I’m mindful to quiet my footfalls.

Besides the babbling creek, the only other sounds I hear
is the gentle wind rustling the leaves and grass.

Large stone incense burners filled with offerings of those who climbed before me, remind me to stop, rest, and breathe. Remember to breathe, take it in, and just walk softly. Peacefully.

This mountain; this hike under a cloudless sky
brings me closer to the place I’ve longed to visit for years.

My senses are awake. I feel peace and reverence.

I sit and meditate, letting go of the strings that hold me hostage to the stress and worry of the…

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Love into the Joys of Music

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Listening to music can bring that feeling in and out. Experiencing that moment to express it. Makes you want to get up and dance to the beat. Music will open up at anyway. Likewise the music can get your mind off of things.

A loving life can learn the joys of music up to the very best. Cherish it to those good moments. Feeling that peaceful thought letting the music rise to that better empowerment. Music can hit you without pain. Letting you follow your mind into a feeling of music.

Music can speak without words. Carrying it through like there’s nothing going to ever happen. Expressing life through music. Listening to it can bring that empowerment out. It can be impossible to understand the silence through music. Taking it forward afterward.

That grand moment can carry a sweet song. Feeling like a perfect lullaby. A sweet song can carry…

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