Invincible Simplicity

Invincible Simplicity

A Story by Kathy Van Kurin
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Day to day life

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Invincible Simplicity


What is strength? Is it within passing gifts which are given no fanfare?


Expansive extravagance of the day by day; life lessons offered freely?


Is it within the reality of our eyes being vulnerably open?


For it is with the eyes we see but it is with the heart we know.


Experience, this is where the power of cause and effect live.


How does one handle pain? Does one try to ignore it?


How does one handle success? Bask in it?


Can we outrun our very lives?


Learn to learn; Let us function from experiences.


Let us bend in life storms of rain and blasting hail.


It too will pass. These are simple words.


I for one don’t mind a reminder.


Can I   Simply accept, simply cry and move on?


Simply live.


Kathy Van Kurin, April,2019

© 2019 Kathy Van Kurin


Author's Note

Kathy Van Kurin
I hope that if anyone has something of their own to share and thoughts. I'd love to hear it.

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“Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.” Grandma Moses.
I guess this still holds true. We may not be captains of our fate, but we steer the ship...and it's how we use the rudder and how we take the waves that make us who we are.
Experience is the best teacher...the only one we really listen too.

Blessings Kathy

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

7 Months Ago

Ted Kniffen,
It is good to consider those before us.. 'Grandma Moses'. I remember as a kid my.. read more
Wesley Dingler

7 Months Ago

Hey Kat...
I couldn't agree more with ted's analogy.
Even his reviews are poetic.
read more
Kathy Van Kurin

7 Months Ago

Wesley L. Dingler,
I hope you are finding good and lasting encouragements. I agree that to fi.. read more



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Hey Kathy, It would take me several pages to respond to these questions but i'm just gonna answer one of them cause it hit me the most... Strength to me is owning, Knowing, accepting who we are. Changing (that which we find that we owned) was hurting us and having the courage to do so. Lastly having the courage to stand behind our self no matter if others disagree so if I could condense this a bit I would say to be brutally true and honest with ourselves and equally to others completely that to me is strength. I have more respect for the person in the crowd that disagrees and stands up than a thousand head nodders! That's just the bunny's opinion

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

6 Months Ago

Bad Bunny,
You are a refreshing soul. Honesty paired with kindness is a beautiful thing. We p.. read more
a call to arms! .......of simplicity :) well ... i agree for one .... two: it seems you abandoned poetic for the importance of the theme .. except for line ten ... i would have liked more :( your oem covers a lot of philosophical ground, Kathy ... this line " Can we outrun our very lives?" particularly hooks me ... i want to sit on it for a while and think about how it may apply to me own life ;) ... i certainly get a sense of spinning me wheels in a material pursuit of one sort or another ..something as a young husband and father i confess to being guilty of ... the cares of day to day living and our very complex world can be overwhelming .... your closing 2 lines are pearls of great price ..won in the pain, suffering and persevering of life ... you started me noodle working this morning Kathy ... good thing i am on my second cup of coffee

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

6 Months Ago

Einstien,
You have a good noodle. Your ability to think and ponder something which is not a c.. read more
Einstein Noodle

6 Months Ago

:) ................
I love your simple thoughts on simplicity. I am a big fan of simplicity. We tend to complicate our lives more than we realize & it can take years of practice to live simply instead. I love the items you choose to include in your life questioning & exploration, all thought-provoking & relatable. I love how your questioning serves as a reminder & we can all use a reminder, huh? (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

6 Months Ago

Heh there barleygirl, I hope you are enjoying life these days. Can we keep it simple? I think more h.. read more
Guess we all have our ways of dealing with actions, thoughts and all. Depends on what's passed, in hand, about to happen. Having a laugh in life, sharing pleasure, making joy out of disappointment is great.. BUT can also become a challenge that's almost too much to deal with. That's when a smile or hug or resolved empathy received sets the ticking heart on a steady beat. Maybe giving empathy and appropriately shared smiles make troubles less. You've left academic questions for readers to considere, Kathy. Plus, the heart as well as mind takes over here and there, it's often the core of.. thought. Yes?

Perhaps looking harder and closer at simple things is best. not waiting and waiting for what we're not destined to have because of greed, stupidity.. whatever. Perhaps. Life is the old chestnut.. 'what we make it' - just not always easy to remember a great many will say! Pontificating comes easily to many, shrugging patiently takes patience and - whatever whatever is! xx

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

6 Months Ago

Loving how you think and that it is shared. Humanity has so much to share and help each other with. .. read more
emmajoy

6 Months Ago

Could have added so much more but really do have to learn how to calm down and stop. You really do.. read more
I agree dear Kathy.
"Can I Simply accept, simply cry and move on?
Simply live"
The above lines is needed often in a long life. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

7 Months Ago

Coyote Poetry,
I think that learning to move on, to let go, to accept and not feel like I ha.. read more
Coyote Poetry

6 Months Ago

You are welcome dear Kathy.
Kathy,
I particularly like poems that ask questions . . . yours is filled with them . . . and important ones indeed.
To me, "invincible simplicity" Is letting go and letting God have his way with us . . . He will supply all the grace we need. Wonderful poem.
Tom

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

7 Months Ago

Well, as Romans says 'the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.' I think that we know when someth.. read more
I really enjoyed this write of yours, Kathy Van Kurin. I remember a friend telling me "Keep It Simple" K.I.S, the second S was Stupid, Keep It Simple Stupid, K.I.S.S. but he was always nice to leave that last S out lol. Your write is aptly explained and expressed. Tyfs!!!

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

7 Months Ago

Memories are so great. This one of yours is a fun one. I appreciate you sharing it. We all are diffe.. read more
Cyprian Van Dyke

7 Months Ago

You're welcome, thank you for doing the same sharing your poem. :)
Kathy Van Kurin

7 Months Ago

Yup, your welcome
This is just what some needed.
Consuming an emotion excepting that it belongs to us and then simply moving on. I'm with you:) no time for obsessing just time for living.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

7 Months Ago

Life is what it is; different yet we people find help from one another; stuff in common. Amazing rea.. read more
Cherrie Palmer

7 Months Ago

Yes I agree
life,a gift from God,sometimes i think we are predestined,we go through many trials and tests.
we make mistakes and sometimes get off the wrong path,but we can come back

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

7 Months Ago

wordman,
It does my heart and soul so much good to just revisit so many of these things we le.. read more
 wordman

7 Months Ago

you`re welcome kathy,always a pleasure
A great bit of writing here .. powerful and meaningful and writ with conviction... N

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

7 Months Ago

Neville Pettitt,
We have material to share because of out very lives and tears. Thanks for co.. read more
Neville

7 Months Ago

always a pleasure and true N

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Added on April 3, 2019
Last Updated on September 30, 2019
Tags: fianfare, strength, extravagence, vulnerable, life, gifts, heart, pain, success, bask, reminder, live

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