"the nicest and the sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple pleasure, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string."
Lucy Maud Montgomery

Friday, February 27, 2009

Eternal Echoes

our life is an echo
of our essence
as it is
caught between our yesterday
and our tomorrow.
it is the resounding reality
of who we are
as a result
of where we have been
and where we will be
for eternity.
mattie j.t. stepanek
journey through heartsongs


  1. Excellent post!
    Make it a good weekend!

  2. He was an amazing young man. Blessings;)

  3. Love it. My motto is that life is like a book... we live chapters, go on to the next chapter, but can always look back for reference. Enjoy your Friday

  4. Oh I love Matties stuff! Being a patient with the MDA, he was always in our Quest magazine and such!

  5. Okay, I'm going to be honest here. But first I want it known that I do not pull the legs off flies and I do not kick puppies, and I'm not mean to MOST little kids. But that Mattie kid bugged me. Rest his soul. I know, I know. He was a little kid who dealt with a whole lot in his short life and I felt sad about that, and I felt sad when he passed away. But all of his poetry and "heartsongs" and stuff? Well, I just didn't get it. It didn't make sense to me then and it doesn't make sense to me now. Which could be why I stand a chance of flunking Humanities. And that was about the time Oprah started bugging me, too. But you, JJ, I like. And if Mattie's poetry is good for you, I'm glad. :)

    And if life is a series of book chapters, maybe I'm going through my "ORNERY" chapter??? BWAHAHAHAHA! A book. I don't think mine is. Not interesting enough. But I'm certainly glad Mary Lee's is! :)

  6. I.love.that.poem!

    I seem to remember a Mattie I used to follow but I can't quite get it to the front of my mind. I will have to go and search it out now. Have a great weekend!

  7. Oh I love Mattie. What a little hero he was. Thanks for sharing his poem with us.

    Have a good weekend Jojo.


    God Bless~

  8. Hi random insanities......this is a fantastic blog you have going here.......lovely. Thanks for joining my little bloggy place as well.
    Our kiddo's are all grown as well. We have a....23 year old son in Alabama, a 22 year old in London, a 21 year old in Alabama and a 20 year old in Wales. Whew, we're tired, you know? We miss them all......every single day.
    I have Type II diabetes, which is no where as annoying as Type I. But a little aggrevating none the less :)
    We live here in Newnan, Georgia now and we love it. We rescue animal's, do a bit of organice gardening and catering....a lil of this a lil of that.....
    Thanks so much for following and I promise to follow right back!!
    Take good care and.....

    Steady On
    Reggie Girl


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