... you are beautiful!
... you are beautiful!
Wandering about the darkness with distracting worries,
the shutter suddenly slipped with a lasting chill and awoke me.
* * *
I often wonder if the shutter really did slip while I was there or if it was purely my imagination.
My memory almost hears the squeak and snap and yet... it was long ago and time has erased the details, as well as the worries of that particular day.
You belong to the journey that beckons,
the waves that take you away,
and the love that calls you in your longing.
* * *
I have spent many moments gazing out into this Half Moon Bay harbor, hearing the whispers on the wind and knowing that it was time to cast off to the next journey. So grateful for the unending ripples of reflections that these healing waters bring.
Inward, conscious living, coupled with compassion and love - just imagine!
While it's not been a huge El Niño year here in California, the much needed winter storms have not left the San Mateo coast unscathed. The rising seas and high waves have battered the already crumbling bluffs and left some worse for the ware. Washed ashore was this leaning vessel, no doubt waiting for hide tides to return it to it's natural buoyancy!
When we own our future absence, we will live in a deeper place of presence.
Leaving the nest and dressed in her best,
she headed west on her journey’s quest
and all the way professed:
I am truly blessed!
As an artist and a lover of nature, I have always been drawn to natural beauty and so it was as I sat 30,000 feet above the earth on my way to London. Everything was quiet save the loud humming of the plane's engines. Folks around me were sleeping away. I wished I was one of them. I sat and gazed out the window as the first sliver of dawn appeared. Slowly, the light opened and everything became brilliantly beautiful. Just as I was reaching for my iPhone to capture this, a male flight attendant tapped me hard and told me to close the shade. I blankly stared at him and he motioned again for me to close it. I could not believe he was ordering me to close myself off from this spectacular sunrise. Rebelliously, I closed it three-quarters of the way.
I looked around to see if anyone had noticed what had just happened. All were undisturbed and still slumbering. I sat there in the dark with nothing but time on my hands to think...as a society, are we really that removed from nature? Could this be?! No. Not possible. Perhaps this flight attendant was the only "unawakened" soul at that moment? I hoped this was the case.
How might we have all been transformed had we witnessed the dawning of this brand new day? To have watched the light draw itself over the curved landscape of earth and endless clouds. To see such beauty and experience the awe that can only arrive in moments such as these. How might have we been changed? I can't help but think that we would all be better...and even, perhaps, more compassionate for it. Damn sure that flight attendant would have been!
No surprise, I was left without an image to share with you....
It always feels sudden to me, the onset of spring. It's like a door bursts open and all the light and sweet fragrances of the season pours in. I breath deeply and tell myself I'll never forget this glorious time of LIFE. But I always do. The same portal that suddenly opened will close again until the next one suddenly appears. And when it does, I’ll marvel in the magic all over again.