grow in

By Rachel Awes on September 13, 2010

the deeper i grow in,

the brighter coral i see

& technicolor rainbow fish

& i can actually hear my

heart beating

& breath breathing

& then, & sweeter then,

can i love you each better.


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  1. Eden says:

    Love the take on grow-up!! I want to grow in,too!! She’s so pretty!!

  2. Diane says:

    Ooooh, I so love your thought process!!

  3. Onneke says:

    Beautiful! This reminds me of when I was a child… When people asked me: what do you want to become when you grow up? I always answered: Me!

  4. Kim Mailhot says:

    Love Onneke’s comment ! I was the kid who thought “What do you want me to be ?” but as an adult, I am finally growing IN to myself ! Yay !
    Love this piece and your words, wonderful, wonderful Rachel.
    Much MOnday Love !

  5. “grow IN” -what a lovely and soothing way to say this…and then of courses it FLOWS OUT…

  6. this one took my breath away.
    thank you.

  7. Nancy says:

    Your heart is full of flowers, rainbows, and lots of love……and it comes out when you write and do your art……

  8. nacherluver says:

    that felt good to read 😉

  9. gypsysticks says:

    just so sincerely beautiful and wise the sentiments you share with us.

  10. I hear my breath beating
    while I soak in this fresh water
    until my toes wrinkle
    with deeper shades of love.
    Feels as if my soul
    has been massaged.
    Ever so much thanks, rachel
    Huge love,

  11. lori vliegen says:

    dear sweet sparkly growing in and not growing up rachel……you are such a bright spot in the day!! here’s to a beautiful technicolor rainbow life….!
    xox, :)))

  12. ELK says:

    a very special breathing and growing today..with flowers in your hair ..that is my kind of growth

  13. Lisa says:

    Beautiful, Rachel. As always, beautiful.

  14. Kolleen says:

    i love the way you love!!


  15. Jennifer says:

    Just lovely, and a true “in”sight!

  16. Tammie says:

    this is so lovely, truly lovely.

  17. Awww, Rachel! What a fantastic thing to say — grow in, not up! I feel so energized from looking over your treasure trove of drawings over the past few months. You see so much beauty and derive so much pleasure from even the smallest, simplest things in life, and you make us all richer by sharing your view. And a BIG congratulations for being in Artful Blogging! YAYYYYY!

    p.s. I love the name Poppy, don’t you?!

  18. As always – fabulous stuff! ♥

  19. what a lovely thought….thank you : )


  20. Yes! Growing in….I love that!

  21. Suvarna says:

    I’ll 22nd that, love this growing up from the inside out.

  22. L'Atelier says:

    wonderful! who ever wants to grow-up? this just put it all into paint and words- GROWING IN is what i have been doing all my life! (wish i would have seen this when i was in my teens, would have made my life much much easier)

  23. Express says:

    Me too! Sometimes we need a little reminder! Thanks!

  24. Julia says:

    Oh my…i wish i could describe what i feel when i look at your gorgeous, beautiful art. Cracked open, awake, inspired, alive to possibility. I so admire your freedom.

    Okay, I need to go paint now.

    Thank you for sharing your gift.

  25. Carissa says:

    I feel the sweet winds
    of your wisdom carried
    all the way to me
    And your heartbeat
    dancing me into peace
    While your Art tickles
    my insides
    And YOU tickle
    my soul

    Joy filled seas,

  26. scrapcat says:

    wow. love this one!

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