A New Horizon…

31 12 2012

CLINGMANS DOME SUNSET 5

 

 

 

So I stand on a precipice;

behind me, a horizon from which I have traveled…

I know it well…I lived it…it’s helped  shape who I am.

 

Before me…

a new horizon…unknown…inviting me

exciting and scary…

 

the question: how will I move into what is before me?

having to be pushed?

unabandoned?

maybe it is best that I just take the first step…

then the next…

then the…





Soul’s Desire…

29 12 2012

Table Rock Sunset 4the heavens ablaze

reflecting my soul’s desire

be still, let it come…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Frozen Beauty…

24 12 2012

Frozen LandscapeFrozen beauty along the Blue Ridge Parkway and in a stream running through Oregon Ridge Park…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunrise Haiku…

22 12 2012

DEEP CREEK SUNRISE

 

 

 

 

Light’s gift – potential

darkness fades to memory

life within rises

 





Sunset Reflection Haiku…

19 12 2012

choptank cloud reflectionDSC_0258sunset reflection

an entry into our own

Spirit with spirit





Waiting…

14 12 2012

alone

“Our desire is to banish waiting time in order to get on with our life!

be productive . . .

don’t sit around . . .

don’t waste time!

 

“But what if our life can be found within the waiting?”

Waiting . . .

In the not knowing –-  ”I just want to know!” . . .

but we don’t;

In blindness — ”Please, just show me!” . . .

but we can’t see a thing;

In discontentment –- “I need to move!” . . .

but to where?

 

I am afraid of this lingering time . . .

of what I might learn about myself;

that my loneliness will be fully revealed to myself and to others;

that my inadequacies will be exposed;

my faithlessness –- will be broadcast . . .

 

What courage it takes

to circumvent the “cut-and-run” instinct –-

holding our ground in this waiting place . . .

to embrace the fear and chaos that seeks to keep us undefined:

 

and slowly –- sometimes imperceptibly –-

our awareness dawns,

and we find our spirit freer than it has been before —

settling into what once seemed desolate.

(The quote is from Daily Hope: A Winter of Reflection, A publication of reflections from Well for the Journey, Inc.)

 





Convergence…

11 12 2012

Harper's Ferry sunrise

 

 

 

 

The Shenandoah River just before it converges with the Potomac River at Harpers Ferry.

 

Although from this view it is hard to see, two major rivers join together as the water’s flow continues to the Atlantic.

For me, this photo invites the questions:

Will I not give into panic, let go, and stay in the flow?

Do I have the patience to wait and lean into hope?

Will I trust in what I cannot yet see?

For who knows what is just beyond the horizon waiting…wanting to converge…