Deja Vu Blogfest

Friday, December 16, 2011

Today I am taking part in the Deja Vu blogfest. We are to re-post one of our favorite posts or one that did not get many views. The post I have selected was one I just liked and it did not get too many views either. Thanks to DL Hammond, Katie, Nicole, and Lydia for hosting the event.

Click the read more to find my entry and when you have finished here pop over to DL's  @ Cruising Altitude 2.0 to see what other entries you missed.

Original title: Do You Hear a Rythmic Chant?

I long to just become still. To quiet my wandering ways, take time out and merely be. I seek the ability to explore my soul and revel in all that I have been. Forever doomed I wander and the universe calls my name. Move; forever move. Where does stillness really lie? 

With the whisper of the universe I shutter but continue on my way. There is no place I truly can call home and no place to be just me. With the dawning of the sun I arrive, watch silently from a far and then with darkness I am gone. Can you tell I was even there?

With the wandering comes solitude, no friend’s can I simply call. I smile at you, I kiss your feet but loneliness is what I see. Never noticing you walk past leaving footprints etched in sorrow. I will cover up your sorrow, erase away the footprints and with the setting of the sun, slip away. Am I not your friend?

I enunciate no words of wisdom but rather call to you with a rhythmic chant. I chant for you to listen, to hear my calming lull. Close your eyes, breath slowly; allow my cadence to answer the questioning of your soul. Can I not be the rhythm of your being?

This description is what I though of  when I saw the picture above. The wave to me reflects the stillness we all long to have. When we are not still it is as though we forgot our way home. Not finding home leaves us with the sorrow of solitude, but if we listen…

Close our eyes, breath slow and hear the rhythmic chant; I feel certain its cadence will calm our questioning souls.

Because if you don't listen...

Today may you actually listen to and hear your very own rhythmic chant.



Susan Flett Swiderski said, 

OH, this is soooo good. I really enjoyed it. Great writing, kiddo. (Now, I'm kinda sorry I didn't Deja Vu it today ...)

December 16, 2011 at 7:05 AM  
Gail said, 

Very good!

Merry Christmas.

December 16, 2011 at 7:49 AM  
Journaling Woman said, 

This is a great post. Good choice.

December 16, 2011 at 7:52 AM  
Alex J. Cavanaugh said, 

Excellent choice for today, Jules. We lose ourselves in the busy confusion. Finding peace means taking a moment to stop, breath, and focus.

December 16, 2011 at 8:04 AM  
BECKY said, 

Beautiful writing and beautiful photo, too!

December 16, 2011 at 8:36 AM  
April Plummer said, 

That is beautiful. Nice Deja Vu choice! I'm so thankful to DL for setting this up to meet so many more great people and read some great blogs! Nice to meetcha!

December 16, 2011 at 8:50 AM  
farawayeyes said, 

Nice to meet you Jules.

Ah,the Sweetness of Deja Vu. Rarely do we relish it. Usually it is uncomfortable. This was very nice.

December 16, 2011 at 9:12 AM  
Julie said, 

This is so beautifully written. And the photos are gorgeous. I am totally in love with the ocean so this really spoke to me.

Have a wonderful weekend, Jules! :)

December 16, 2011 at 9:25 AM  
Green Monkey said, 

"I enunciate no words of wisdom but rather call to you with a rhythmic chant..."

I'm going to carry that line with me today. It's stuck in a very good place, I feel it.

very special post Jules, almost sounds as though it was channeled. (does that sound silly?)


December 16, 2011 at 9:32 AM  
Karen Walker said, 

Jules this is exquisite writing. So glad you re-posted. And I'm kinda sorry I didn't participate, but I'm gone most of today, Oh well.

December 16, 2011 at 9:52 AM  
Arlee Bird said, 

Nice writing, nice message. Life can get mighty noisy and overly distracting. There is much benefit in being a good listener.

Tossing It Out

December 16, 2011 at 12:14 PM  
Alison Miller said, 

Beautiful post! Thank you for sharing!

December 16, 2011 at 2:18 PM  
The Blogger Formerly Known As said, 

Lovely words and sentiment, Jules, and with a lot of feeling. Really loved it!

December 16, 2011 at 5:53 PM  
The Golden Eagle said, 

Beautiful post! :) I love the idea of stillness . . . an inner stillness, of sorts.

And I love the pictures you used.

December 16, 2011 at 7:07 PM  
DeniseCovey_L'Aussie said, 

I love your post Jules. You always make me think. Slow. I wish there was more time in the day to just be still, but after a short while I start to feel guilty, erk!

Thanks for your recent visits! Deja vu indeed!


December 16, 2011 at 7:59 PM  
Julie Hedlund said, 

This is such a beautiful post. And I think we could all use a little stillness in our lives at this busy time of year.

December 16, 2011 at 8:12 PM  
Paula said, 

Oh, oh, good that I got a bit food for thought. Wonderful written though!

December 16, 2011 at 8:20 PM  
Lydia Kang said, 

Ah, that was lovely! I enjoyed reading your writing.

Thanks so much for joining the Blogfest!

December 16, 2011 at 9:19 PM  
Glynis said, 

So glad you recycled! It was lovely.

December 17, 2011 at 8:00 AM  
Theresa Milstein said, 

This is beautiful, Jules. I'm so glad you reposted it. I'm impressed.

December 17, 2011 at 11:22 AM  
Sarah said, 

Great choice for a re-post--the words go perfectly with those stunning images.

December 17, 2011 at 1:38 PM  
DL Hammons said, 

That was so beautifully written Jules! It elicits a deep sigh and an internal smile.

Thank you for re-sharing it with us! :)

December 17, 2011 at 1:42 PM  
L. Diane Wolfe said, 

That was beautiful!
After everything that happened with me in November, I'm now learning to find that chant and inner peace.

December 17, 2011 at 3:25 PM  
Possum said, 

I needed to read these words this morning...thank you!

December 18, 2011 at 5:23 AM  
Larri @ Seams Inspired said, 

Think I'm going to print this and hang it where I can read it every day. A beautifully powerful post. Thanks friend! ☺

December 18, 2011 at 6:24 AM  
Pk Hrezo said, 

Beautiful, Jules!! I haven't been by in tooo long. So glad I stopped by to read this. :)

December 18, 2011 at 2:58 PM  
Tammy said, 

That is lovely. Just reading it calmed my soul a little.

December 18, 2011 at 5:22 PM  
Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said, 

Oh my goodness, Jubes! :-) That was a great selection... I loved it, it made me feel inner peace.

Merry Christmas!!


December 18, 2011 at 7:18 PM  
colbymarshall said, 

What a neat idea, the deja-vu post. I'm glad you picked this one- it's something I've been doing here lately--by force. I got sick so have HAD to be still, but it's turned out to be some lovely personal time I desperately needed.

December 18, 2011 at 7:35 PM  
MTeacress said, 

Hi Jules. DL Hammons Deja Vu blogfest was a fun idea. I've seen some good posts. Beautiful wave pics. :)

I thought I'd let you know that when I visit your blog, it takes a very long time to load and crashes my browser about %70 of the time, so I have to reload multiple times (not only for the blog itself, but also for the 'continue reading' portion) which is why I don't visit very often. I wish I had more info for you...

December 20, 2011 at 10:00 AM  
Katie Gates said, 

"allow my cadence to answer the questioning of your soul. Can I not be the rhythm of your being?"

Wow, Jules. This post mesmerized me with its depth of feeling. It reads like a poem. It's funny, too, I'm not into poetry generally, and I have, at times, flippantly accused it of being nothing more than vertical prose. That being said, try making this one vertical. I think it wants to be. And I think it's beautiful.

I'm so glad you re-posted this! I must have missed it the first time around.

Happy holidays to you and your wonderful cadence!

December 21, 2011 at 12:02 AM  
Olivia J. Herrell said, 

Beautiful, Kentucky Rebel. I miss you. Happy Christmas! Olivia

December 21, 2011 at 12:52 PM  
nutschell said, 

Enjoyed this post a lot. Love the pictures and it certainly made me stop and take a breather. Very helpful especially during this hectic holiday season. :)
Have the Happiest of Holidays!


December 21, 2011 at 3:06 PM  
Tracy said, 

Jules, this is so truly is and I am touched deeply. I do hope right now, on this day and at this moment you are listeing to your stillness.
love you...

December 23, 2011 at 1:42 PM  
Jennifer Shirk said, 

That's really beautiful, Jules.

Have a wonderful holiday!!

December 23, 2011 at 2:11 PM  
Julie said, 

Hi Jules! Just wanted to stop by again to say happy holidays and Merry Christmas to you, your family, and even your ghost! Best wishes for the holiday and the New Year to you, my friend. :)

December 24, 2011 at 9:38 AM  
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