When We’re Alone

When we're Alone

Do you have a special place to go where you know you’ll find peace? Maybe it’s somewhere in nature? Or it could be in a crowded mall where nobody knows who you are?

I often find peace sitting on my living room couch. I go there to have my morning coffee and quiet time. 

Forget-me-not flowers hold intimate meaning. They signify true love. Faithful love. They also symbolize eternal remembrance.  That’s why I chose to paint these flowers to go along with this poem. The peace I have doesn’t come from some abstract, spiritual experience. It comes out of a relationship of true, faithful and eternal love that lives within me.

You can’t buy a peaceful love like that. It’s priceless. It’s a peace that passes all understanding. A peace that isn’t dependent on circumstances or surroundings. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

Do you have a special place where you find peace? What does ‘peace’ mean to you? Do you know true, faithful, intimate love?

72 thoughts on “When We’re Alone”

  1. Lovely! 💖😊. I have moved around so much so my quiet place is inside me 😊. Or I go somewhere in my imagination, like a childhood spot or somewhere I have traveled. 😊😊. I think, music though, is something that always calms me, no matter what 💖💖

    1. Oh yes, I hear you. Inside. That’s right. I used to go to the shopping mall or coffee shop to sit down and pray and read and write. That would be my quiet time. Although there were people around me and there was noise, I was able to have the quiet time because of the inward.
      🙂 ❤

      1. Yes, when I lived in Norway, and when I go there visiting now, there is a small artistic cafe (I think Ive posted pictures of it) that I go to and sit and drink a cappuccino or a glass of wine. I loooove it there, that place has such an inspiring energy! 😊

      2. Oh yes, I think I’ve seen photos of when you were at that cafe. I love little artistic cafes. I would love to have one actually.
        🙂 ❤

  2. Beautiful poem 😉
    I would say sleep, it makes me feel renewed. Sleep is the love of my life 😀 Anyway I do find peace by just staring at the wall and losing myself in my very own thoughts.

    Have a great day!
    Arcane owl

    1. Thank you so much Arcane Owl.
      Hahaha, oh yes. I have a friend that told me once that her hobby is sleeping. I also love sleeping.
      Have a wonderful day and rest of the week.

  3. So beautiful, Staci! I find it interesting that you chose flowers as having intimate meaning. I think it’s an excellent choice, since they hold the promise of return each year, blooming with natural beauty. Your painting was excellent, as was your poem. I find peace each night, mostly. That’s when everyone is tucked in and the dog is snoring. That’s when I know everyone is safe and sleeping – and that is peaceful to me.

    1. Awwww, thanks so much Rob. I had actually written this poem before. I’m actually trying to do all of my own artwork now to my poems and stuff. I’m just totally into the whole illustration thing right now. Hahaha.
      Your dog snores? Hahaha. That’s cute. It sounds like a very natural male instinct, where you find your peace. Knowing that your family is safe, healthy and well. Wonderful Rob.

  4. Isn’t it amazing those little flowers, each a wonderful work of art, are scattered all over, in hidden places, in public places, even where there are no (human) eyes to see them?
    Thanks, Staci. Beautiful picture and poem. God bless you and yours.

    1. Thank you so much Rob. Just goes to show you that God cares about beauty. Even when there’s no one there to appreciate it.

  5. Ohhh this speaks to me today in so many ways! Beautiful artwork and perfect words to go with it!!! 🙂 ❤ I've been restless lately, maybe because of the pain or letting enemy into my thoughts… Anyway, it's getting better! You're so right, there is nothing that can compare to God's peace deep inside of us, reassurance that we're OK and we're LOVED.
    My peaceful place is in my art and my memory travel back into my childhood. When I paint, I can just feel waves of peace and tranquility splashing around me and when I think about my childhood I often just in my mind walk a path that leads to my grandparents home, stop to look at the trees or pick a flower and that is peace for me. ❤

    1. Ahhhhhh, yes. Peaceful place in the art. And it shows too. You’re so talented. I’m so sorry you’ve been so restless. I also have been somewhat running on dry. Maybe it has to do with being sick and all, plus my routine is all out of whack at the moment. This happens at the end of the year here. The school year here ends now, Christmas stuff, my mother-in-law just arrived yesterday for a visit, etc.
      How is your pinched nerve anyhow? How did you treat it? That can’t be fun at all.
      Thank you so much Sibella. I hope you have an amazing day, with sunshine.
      🙂 ❤

      1. I think it has to do a lot with being sick. Our bodies tell us when we need to slow down, but we don’t listen and then we crash…
        It’s better now. Last night I went to my first physical therapy appointment, so I hope that will help even more. Have a great day also my wonderful friend! ❤

      2. Oh yes, I’m not very good at listening to those signs, until they get too big. Please take good care. I really hope the physical therapy helps Sibella.
        Blessings and hugs to you.
        🙂 ❤

  6. I love this poem, Staci! And the drawing is so pretty! You are such an incredible talent. I want to print and frame this! I love forget-me-not flowers too. You put me in a dreamy state every time I visit your blog (deep sigh). That’s a great thing! 😀

    1. Awwwww, really? I’m humbled by your generous comment. Go ahead and print it if you like.
      Oh yes, forget-me-nots are so sweet, aren’t they.
      You are so sweet Vashti. Thank you so much for your sweet comment.
      Have a wonderful day
      🙂 ❤

    2. Hey Vashti, if you send me your email, I can send you the original of the poem/art piece.
      🙂 If you prefer, you can send it to my email at stacilys1 at gmail dot com.

  7. Another lovely post, my friend. I have several places where I find peace and solace–my recliner in the morning so I can look out at the garden and awaken to the day when I get up, Natalieworld, and of course my yard or greenhouse.
    They are cherished places where sit not alone but in the presence of the Lover of my soul. Love and hugs, dear Staci. 🙂 ❤

    1. Ahhhhhh yes, wonderful Natalie. We are never alone, are we? I love those meeting with the Lover of my soul.
      Love and hugs to you, my friend.
      🙂 ❤

  8. This is so beautiful dear Staci!! Your words are heartfelt and your painting is so dainty…yet strong in its message!! Ironically…I am a fire sign yet I feel most connected to this love when I am around water!! Yes…the ocean…listening to the gentle rhythm of the waves coming in…going out…or meditating in a warm bath. Maybe it has something to do with balance…I don’t know…but I do know that it is very important for me to be near water. Have a beautiful day my dear creative friend!! ♡♡

    1. Awwww, thank you so much Lorrie.
      I love the water too. When I do get the chance to go to the beach, I love just floating back amongst the waves. Soooooo peaceful. You are so lucky to be close to water all year round. You must go for long walks on the beach to eh. I would love that.
      You also have a beautiful day Lorrie. Get out and enjoy that beach, my friend.
      🙂 ❤

      1. We are having big storms today…so no walk…but for sure a drive by 😉 I love the ocean in all her states…when she is strong and powerful during a storm…she is still beautiful!!!! Blessings my friend!!,♡

  9. Your poems and flowers are beautiful, Staci. I can’t draw a straight line, very impressed with all of your art. I have a chair in the corner of my room. Most mornings I sit there, pray, meditate and read from some daily readers. My sister recently suggested I move the chair into my office. I had to tell her no. 🙂 I also find peace in nature or when I’m running alone. I usually have a little conversation with God in those quiet times when I’m open.

    1. Wonderful. I wouldn’t move the chair either. I used to have an old little wooden rocking chair that I would sit in. I no longer have it though. Maybe one day I’ll get hold of another one. Moving is good for me. I swear I have ADHD. Hahaha.
      Thank you so much for your kind words Geralyn. I’m so glad you enjoy my art. It’s simple, but I’m learning and loving it. I just love it. I wish I had more time to invest in it.
      Anyhow, I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to respond. My mother-in-law was here for a few days and my hubby traveled to Lebanon yesterday. It was very rushed here for a bit.
      Have a wonderful week, my friend.
      🙂 ❤

      1. It’s a busy time of year. I’m finding it difficult to get here to read everyone’s blogs, too. Trying to relax about that! 🙂 I don’t need another thing to stress about. Hope you had a nice visit with your MIL and got that birthday dinner with your husband!

      2. We finally got a bday dinner. Yeah! My MIL stayed with the kids on Thursday and we went out.
        We also had a nice visit with her. She is a wonderful person, and I consider myself super blessed to have her as a MIL.
        Thanks so much Geralyn. Try to stay relaxed. I’ve already got everything for Christmas for the kids, the hubby is in Lebanon, and I’m all good. Yeah! We’re not into the consumeristic Christmas thing. What’s more important is that my kids have nice family experiences for the season.
        🙂 ❤

  10. Love the beautiful poem Stacey ! The painting is fabulous. I find solace sitting by the sea with the waves crushing on the rocks and for those moments, I forget all the worries in the world and feel so happy.

    I haven’t heard about the forget me not flowers. Need to Google about them 🙂

    1. Ohhhhh, I’m so glad you ‘love’ this Himali. Thank you so much for your kind and generous words and appreciation. I’m so sorry it’s taken me so long to respond. It’s because my mother-in-law was here and my husband just traveled to Lebanon yesterday. It’s been a bit rushed here. Things should calm down a bit now.
      I also think being by the sea is very comforting and peaceful.
      Have a wonderful week, my friend.
      🙂 ❤

      1. Absolutely no worries. I myself take sometimes week to reply and with the new updated WP application, I seem to have lost all my old notifications 😦 I miss replying to the old comments now.
        I also had been really busy the past few months with work. Now things seem to have fallen in place and I want to be back at regular blogging. It is just so soothing to spend time on some thing you love 🙂

      2. Oh wonderful. I’m so glad you have more time to blog now. You have been sooooo missed. And not just by me I’m sure, but by so many in the blogosphere.
        So great to have you back sweetie.
        🙂 ❤

  11. Beautiful poem staci,
    you asked where we find peace or true love? Peace I can find it anywhere(most of the time anyways), and normally is letting my mind roam through some creativity of the insanity or call it living in another world and write it down, then I forget about all the other problems i have in my real world. As for true love….as I say in my about page “there is no true love!” Not for me at least, which I´m pretty much have gotten use to it, plus I don´t know how I would react if I found myself really loving a person (apart from family) I´ll probably be terrible at it. Been too long since that happened.

    1. Thank you so much Charlie. I’m so glad you like it.
      That’s great that you can find find peace anywhere. As for true love, I think it’s a verb; an action word. I think the world has confused ‘being in love’ or ‘passion’ for ‘true love’. It’s unfortunate actually. So many broken hearts out there because of the following of feelings, instead of commitment. Hmmmmm.
      I’m so sorry you haven’t experienced it. You never know, you just may one day 😉 Hahaha. Maybe you’d be awesome at it huh. 🙂 I did a post on love once that goes a little deeper into the Greek meanings for the love. If you’d like, you can read it here: https://stacilys.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/love/
      Have a great Sunday Charlie.

    1. Awwww, thanks so much Kirsten. I actually wrote this before I knew about Loop poetry. Hahaha. Then when I found out about it, I thought of this poem and noticed that there were similarities.
      Hope you’re having a great season so far.
      🙂 ❤

    1. Hey there. Thank you so much. I’m so glad you enjoyed this. I will definitely check out your writings. And I’m so sorry for taking so long to reply. It’s because on Christmas my daughter was sick, then yesterday I was sick, and still am. Ugh. I will be traveling tomorrow and be back on the 10th of January but will try to check out your blog before I travel.
      🙂 ❤

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