Give and Take

Image Swimming: Day 1 of 60

Image Swimming is a term I invented for a series of exploratory meditations inspired by the work of Deborah Koff Chapin, creator of Soulcards. I’m using the cards from her Soulcards 2. Please visit https://touchdrawing.com/ for more on this beautiful process.



Seen one way,


Image by Deborah Koff Chapin, from Soulcards 2, used with permission (Thank you, Deborah!)

she hovers, she walks beside me, hiding in my car, my kitchen, my coffeemaker. Sometimes she surfs the blue computer light and winks at me from there. Sometimes, looking over her shoulder at me from the setting sun, or leaning back against the moon with her arms open wide, she watches, she waits, poised for that moment when my life curls into the shape of receiving, so that her gift of love, knowing, wisdom, and light can be transmitted.


Seen another way,


Image by Deborah Koff Chapin, from Soulcards 2, used with permission (Thank you, Deborah!)

this is my gift for the one who has animated my words and music for decades. I show her its flaming petals, its bright, nectared nucleus as the only thing sacred enough for this angel who’s kept me alive all these years. A light spun from darkness, I offer it to the blessed mother of all light... returning one of her own borrowed children back home alive nurtured and sparkling

with joy.

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