The Ghost


Change and growth are both just so amazing!  It is transforming!  The piece today describes how beautiful and magnificent change can be.  How one can remain strong and stand out even though all things around them are changing whether for the good or the bad.  We so often want to fight these different times and various seasons, not realizing this revolution is your path and destiny.  Not realizing that we should celebrate each moment and time as a new awakening of life.  Think about your stability and also the changes you have experienced during the past year.  I hope your growth and changes are as beautiful as the ghost!  I pray you paint the sky to the heavens with your colors of change!

The Ghost

The background is blue.

A blue that is bright and light.

The white skin pops against the blue canvas.

The white, pasty arms show the signs of growing and living.


The cracky flakes display the effects of the wind and the water and the sun.

The sounds of the ghost are soft,

But constant as the winds swiftly move by.

In the dark the ghost makes it sound as a whisper in the air or the blow of a kiss.


Against the dark, grey sky, the figure fades into the grey wash.

Then within a season of change,

The once obscure figure pounces forward with multiple greens.

The ghost feels a burst of revival as it displays one shade of green after another.


Birds find a home within its arms,

And insects discover their haven within its body.

As the ghost grows, the greens turn to gold, brown, and orange against a crisp cloud in the sky.

The gold, bronze, and orange drop to unveil the naked beauty beneath.


Another moment has past,

And another year has gone.

And the Ghost continues to breath the wind,

And paint the sky with its life and soul.

Lori Rennae Hickman Chapman

I wrote this piece about nine years ago.  We still have this tree, and I have still been given the great honor of watching year after year.  Find the gift you have been honored with this and absorb the glory of it changing and growing.  Thank you for being with me this week.  Another distinguished honor I have been given is to share with you.  Blessed changes and growth this week!







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