Contemplations about Life, Love, & the Pursuit of Meaningful Existence…

He Who Galvanizes



To ALL who inspire — perhaps without even realizing…

One thousand five hundred sixty-three days

I awaited

The arrival of your pioneering imagination

Possessing power

To transport me places

I’d never have sought alone

With clever inventiveness

You illustrated my world

You were Luke

And I Leia

How freely we roamed

Growing up in a time

When amusement resided

In a child’s enterprising mind

Endless stories scripted

Performed to an audience of squirrels and birds

You heightened my fascination with language

Memorizing our favorite Pink Floyd lyrics

To croon along the moon-splashed river

Gurgling through our backyard

Never just a song

Rather a fervent interpretation of the essence

Behind every line

As we lamented

How quickly adults swapped youthful dreams

For the mundane

And what impact our teensy existence might render

Upon inconceivable universal vastness

No matter the backdrop

The intangible imprint

Forged by your loyal companionship

Is a guarded privilege

I shall never take for granted

Held in highest esteem:

He Who Galvanizes


This is dedicated to my humble baby brother, who not only coined the “LUGGAGE Lady” handle and encouraged this blog, but who has served as the mystical force behind my artistic/dramatic expression — always!Β  β™₯

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23 thoughts on “He Who Galvanizes

  1. What a lovely, magnificent tribute-to him, to you, to your enviable bond, and to the power and blessing of inspiring and galvanizing souls. Of which you are a shimmering one. Thank you for dawning this day with such love and beauty! Shine on….xoxo

    • Awww, thank YOU for doing the same! I’ve had this post in my head for so long — it’s a thrill to finally have it out in the universe. I stand in awe of my brother’s courage to chase (and achieve) his creative dreams from the git-go, while I’ve floundered and maintained my “day job” as a perfect scapegoat. But, little by little, I am creeping onto the playing field… XO

  2. You had me to the end, dear Lady of Luggage. Luke and Leia listened to Pink Floyd—-went to the Dark Side, did we? πŸ˜‰

    • Ah, my darling EV, we indeed devoured the light in every hue…and, to this day, Floyd still captivates our senses. For my mom’s 70th b-day a few years back, we took her to see Roger Water’s Wall Concert. Ha! I’m a HUGE Gilmore fan myself. Always such a pleasure hearing from you!! πŸ˜€

  3. Wonderful, I love the tone and feel of this ode to your brother. It really hit home with your tribute at the end. I enjoy your poems and odes like this the most of your posts. You are blessed to have such support and we are blessed by your words.

    • Feeling very blessed and honored by YOUR support this very minute! Thank YOU for the magical inspiration you take your precious time to gather and share so freely. I always come away from your uplifting posts with an extra bounce in my step… πŸ™‚

  4. This is so beautiful. Lots of love shining through to the reader. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Thank YOU for being part of my mystical — and much appreciated — village of inspiration!! β™₯

  6. Fredrik Kayser on said:

    Just brilliant, I was overcome by an urge to read it aloud to myself while I read it. Could be because of the smooth jazzy tunes I’m listening to in the background. Quite delicious combination!

  7. It`s wonderful how close you both are πŸ™‚

  8. How lovely that you wrote about your special memories with your brother! I remember those youthful days ~ I had a sister ~ we played Little Women with our 2 friends who were sisters! Ahh ~ the good ol’ days! πŸ™‚

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  10. I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. If you go to this link, you’ll find the rules for accepting the award.

  11. Hi luggage lady. Always a pleasure to hear from you. Lovely poem. Thank you for liking my poems ‘Reminisce, Alleyway and Unwanted Guest’. Also for your truly great comment about ‘ Alleyway’. Take Care. The Foureyed Poet.

  12. I love your style and your beautiful form of self expression, it reaches from your heart and inspires mine! Thank you for sharing your gifts! I think you are quite Beautiful and quite awesome. Thank you for being a gorgeous human being and sharing your inner beauty with all of us! πŸ™‚

    • Dearest Joe, I am humbled by your kindness. The connections wordpress has afforded me exceed my most far-fetched dreams, Just when I think it cannot get any better, I meet another awe-inspiring individual. Thank YOU for illustrating all that is pure and good and right in this world!!

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