Stripping away the rose colored glasses of denial concerning my reality. Getting in touch with truth. Reaching out to others in empathy concerning their reality and their walk to truth.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

All you need is love

As a child I found a face on the moon. I wondered if the moon was like a giant mirror reflecting the goodness of a distant entity. ~And so began my list of notes.

I was watching the televised special program for Haiti. Story after story of death and survival was brought to light. I cried with some and cheered with others. I felt the brokenness, but only as a spectator to their pain. Yes, I could relate to loss, but this was so enormous. All I could do was hope that many would contribute to the needs, hopes, and dreams of this neighboring nation.

On my list of a childhood’s wonderings, was the question: “Why did my dog have to die?” Was it punishment for some nasty little deed I’d forgotten? I did, after all, sneak a piece of chewing gum, from my Mom’s handbag, one summer day. I pleaded earnestly: but why my dog and why now? Answer: he was old and he was ready.

As an adult I realized the ‘why’ can keep you looping, without end, without answers, and never satisfied. Eventually my studies taught me to include: who, what, where, when, why, and how, of all life’s events. This tragedy with Haiti has helped me to unlock some of those previous notes.

The answer to notes: 17, 58, 109, 1002, 2102, is: “Share what you can.”
Notes: 20, 320, 1005, and 2087: “Joy finds a way.”
Notes: 39, 855, 1010, and 2114: "Patience is a virtue."
Notes: 66, 148, 1254, and 2144: “All you need is love."


  1. Dear Dixie,
    A wonderfully written posting that feeds my mind with thoughts. Thoughts, that through this time of pain, for our brothers and sisters in Haiti; that we show the very best of noble human attributes and show them the love and support they need.
    Life, as you noted, is so much more than 'why'.
    'All you need is love' and the rest falls into place.
    With respect and peaceful wishes, Gary x

  2. Dear Dixie,
    This is a very thought-provoking post.
    Indeed, one does ask why when things like this happen. Where was God? How can He exist and allow such things? Why do bad things happen to good people? etc,etc,etc.
    Like you, Dixie, I don't have the answers, but I suppose you have to put your faith in something, and love seems like a good place to begin.
    Yours with Very Best Wishes,

  3. Dear Gary,
    "Noble human attributes' right you are, and what a wonderful expression!
    Like you, I hope they receive more love and support than they can hold.
    I am grateful for your visit and lovely comments. I know you are one, who will keep Haiti in your heart.
    In peace,
    Dixie x

  4. Dear David,
    It was a child's journey; three years of contant notes. How surprising to find it. At first it seemed silly, but the more I read the more I realised, I still question. All of the notes I mentioned related simularly to this situation with Haiti. I found it fascinating that a child has more wisdom; more of everything that can be considered of faith or of God.
    Thank you for stepping onto my path, sharing your own concerns. You'll never know how thought-provoking your own expressions have been for me. Thank you!
    Best wishes to you,

  5. Dearest Dixie; If I have learned anything through this journey of mine, it is that asking why is futile. Sometimes we just need to do whatever it is and not question because in the end, the answer will reveal itself and like a butterfly coming out of a cocoon, it won't happen until the time is right. But when it is, ohhh how beautiful it truly is. I watch my husband constantly asking and driving himself crazy with the question. It causes him to be depressed and unsure of himself. I'm not saying it is easy. Nothing of value comes without a struggle it seems. But he seems to be missing the big picture and nobody can tell him. It will dawn on him and hopefully he will rejoice. In the meantime, I can see the big picture and it does make me rejoice and I can't wait to share it with him!!
    Blessings to you.

  6. Dear Heather,
    I'm so grateful for your comments. I'll be thinking on them for some time to come.
    Blessings to you both,


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