Friday, May 17, 2013

Haiku My Heart–Marks on the Map

Document your path.

Hills, valleys, monsters, angels.

Marks on your Heart’s map.






Tea stains, doodling and a little watercolor

have been brings more maps into my art work.

Makes a lot of sense as I try and find firmer footing on my path again.

Along with the comfort, clarity and freedom I get from creative time,

I am also so grateful for the good loving of dear peeps in my world.

They are what makes the path worth every bump.



Today, I am wearing purple in support of my friend, Melissa who is coping with one heck of an obstacle in her path. Melissa has lupus and bravely faces the physical, emotional and financial challenges of this horrible disease every day.

Today is Put on Purple for Lupus Awareness Day. To show your support, put on some purple and visit


“We're all just walking each other home.” ― Ram Dass


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Marit said...

Your haiku and post brought tears to my eyes, I'm a bit vulnerable lately (long story) and it is so good to know there are people like you in the world. Keep on shining dear one!

Karen said...

I love the idea of a heart map! Your art is beautiful, I love the colours.

rebecca said...

dear kim,
i am always home when i am with you. you, with the open heart and shining light always including everyone in your journey of soul.
thanks for being you, and welcoming us all to share life in love together.

yes Ram Dass, we are all just walking each other home!


foxysue said...

I'm on to it! I'll be seeking out the purple. We'll all wear purple today! x

Anonymous said...

your maps are showing the way to some stunning adventures! The rorschach like map is just wonderful!!

happy adventuring

A Bit of the Blarney said...

A most descriptive haiku!!! I like the analogy!!! And your pictures are well done. Have so enjoyed my visit here today! Cathy

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely art work and wonderfully penned haiku to match ~ happy weekend ^_^

Thanks for visiting .

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Delicious! I want to go there - that island on your map. I think I will set sail in my purple kayak. I'll send you a message in a bottle when I get there.


Anonymous said...

Awesome to see you support your friend with lupus today!

gma said...

Your maps are beautiful as well.
I have prayer flags flying & will send an intention of healing to your friend.

Laura said...

your haiku is full of deep wisdom, your maps wonderful... I'm wearing a purple bra... I hope that counts. I'm not sure if your friend is inclined to meditate, but if she is she mind find comfort with the women in The Healing Womb... a meditation circle for women on healing journeys... many of us, but not all live with chronic illnesses, including autoimmune diseases like lupus, fibro myalgia, MS, crohn's and recurrent cancer to name a few. The podcasts are free... anyway... they are available on my blog if you think she's be interested.

Barbara said...

What a beautiful and moving post! May your friend experience remission and healing on her journey with lupus.

beth said...

girl...i am here with you....good, bad, or rocky path....i'm here !!


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

While you document your path with art, I document mine with words!

The Hanged Man

Hazel said...

'Tea stains' to me sound charming. Your way of documenting your path is a joy to see what with beautiful art pieces. Have a great weekend.


Sueann said...

Beautiful post..tender and intuitive!
Hugs and prayers for your Melissa!!

deb did it said...

Your Big Heart is Walking again!
I just love you.
and oh those maps!!
Just love your style!!

bacon said...

Oh my, my sweet friend. I have not been reading blogs lately. I have no idea why as they always lift me up. Especially yours. I caught up today. I read from March 21st up to the most recent post. (I can't believe I got that far behind!) How glorious to get such a large does of Kim at the same time! You have brought me such light and joy this morning. I hope you are basking in loving light! Big hug! p.s. I am loving the maps!!!

Anonymous said...

Marvelous direction your work is traveling, maps of the heart and mind and soul. Beautiful xox

somepinkflowers said...

{{ lovely haiku, kimbo,
your maps
your maps
your maps !!

i want to visit
Land you are mapping ...

wait ...

is that
The Pond of Happy Fortune ?
i think it is ...
that wee water body
on the right one ...

how like you
to know its location & share !! }}