Waves of Hope

by Belinda Munoz on March 18, 2011

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Legend has it that gushing waves
build when the collective baggage of
a tribe called mortalis becomes too
burdensome to bear. A whirlpool encircles
the bottom of the blue, sending
currents on an upsurge that flows
in all directions. It transmits an
urgent message. Those touched by it
awaken with ripples of healing and
hope.

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What happens when hope ceases to be? If, like me, you’d rather not imagine, please click through Melissa’s blog today. She is keeping hope alive for Japan in a philanthropic way by contributing to Save the Children based on the number of comments collected on her #sixwordfriday post.

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This is a #flashfiction with 55 words, also submitted for Six Word Fridays.

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waves by jemasmith

{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

1 brian March 18, 2011 at 3:40 am

we cant give up hope…and thanks for the point to melissa…so cool that people are doing all these little things to make a difference….

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2 ayala March 18, 2011 at 4:20 am

Ripples of healing and hope, love it.

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3 Molly@Postcards from a Peaceful Divorce March 18, 2011 at 4:26 am

The tides always show us that there is an ebb and flow, high and low tides. Perhaps hope is the patience to wait for those high points.

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4 Tessa March 18, 2011 at 5:11 am

Hope for Japan, Hope for Haiti, Hope for us all.
One people, One love!
xox

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5 Amy @ Never-True Tales March 18, 2011 at 5:48 am

Wonderful concept here. So glad I found you via Making Things Up and Six Word Fridays!

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6 Sara March 18, 2011 at 5:53 am

Beautifully lyrical.

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7 Mel Gallant March 18, 2011 at 5:54 am

“Awaken with ripples of healing” – Beautiful.

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8 Kelly March 18, 2011 at 6:08 am

Love this re-imagining of surging waters as restorative rather than destructive. It definitely inspires.

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9 TheKitchenWitch March 18, 2011 at 6:25 am

Healing ripples and ripples of hope. This is my wish.

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10 G-Man March 18, 2011 at 7:13 am

Wishing for the beauty of a unified and compassionate world is slowly fading into the sunset.
But one MUST have Hope!
Loved your 55 My Friend.
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

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11 dustus March 18, 2011 at 7:31 am

While being a legend, your 55 makes a whole lot of sense in terms of being, and remaining in harmony (or out of it) with nature.

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12 cj Schlottman March 18, 2011 at 8:12 am

Your concrete images give this beautiful poem weight and make it very visual. I admire your style, and I add my voice to all the others who are praying for peace and healing.

Namaste……….cj

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13 Jingle March 18, 2011 at 8:20 am

wise words.
love the imagery your words paint…

unbeatable 55.
keep hoping.

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14 Brook March 18, 2011 at 9:09 am

I have always found my place in the world in relation to the ocean. I love this post and feel an upsurge of hope and foresee ripples of healing thanks to it.

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15 Rudri Bhatt Patel @ Being Rudri March 18, 2011 at 11:43 am

Beautiful Belinda. Ripples of hope. Indeed.

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16 Melissa March 18, 2011 at 12:33 pm

May we all awaken to healing and hope. Powerful suggestion.

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17 Avoid The Clap March 18, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Sometimes it is tough to see the bright side of things. Thanks for staying optimistic.

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18 Jannie Funster March 18, 2011 at 3:10 pm

This poem speaks to me on many levels. Water. Rebirth. Creation. Beautiful words here. Took me into the hope zone, and that’s a great place to be!

xoxo

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19 Kristi March 18, 2011 at 3:28 pm

So lovely, Belinda! I could visualize the upsurge….and feel the hope.

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20 Christine March 18, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Ripples of healing and hope. Oh Belinda, that is such a lovely thing to think about.

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21 Katherine March 18, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Gentle thoughts and wishes. I hope that the people touched have healing. Its message has touched me. Beautiful thoughts here.

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22 Mama Zen March 18, 2011 at 9:40 pm

Lovely. Really lovely.

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23 Olivia March 18, 2011 at 10:02 pm

What a beautiful one.. 🙂
Very well expressed about nature..

Nature
Peace xox

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24 Kavita March 19, 2011 at 12:38 am

Woww.. really lovely sentiments, Belinda.. ways of nature perfectly expressed..
And thanks for the link to Melissa’s blog… such a beautiful gesture..

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25 magiceye March 19, 2011 at 2:37 am

that was beautiful

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26 Akelamalu March 19, 2011 at 3:42 am

Poignant 55 giving hope – I love it.

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27 Marci | Liberating Choices March 19, 2011 at 5:29 am

one word – Beautiful 🙂

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28 Patti March 19, 2011 at 7:25 pm

This is just lovely. The mortalis last week must have carried the weight of ages of neglect. It’s past for the tribe to start paying attention.

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29 Cathy March 20, 2011 at 8:00 pm

I hopped on over to Melissa’s blog and left a note. But also wanted to let you know I was here too. It’s wonderful to see so many caring people.

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30 Talon March 20, 2011 at 10:04 pm

I don’t know why, but the comment I made the other day never actually showed up – how annoying!

This made me think of all the things that water gives us, Belinda…sustaining life of all forms…and, sometimes, tragically, taking it away…but we need it still.

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