A Winter’s Walk…

20 07 2014

 

 

potomac sunrise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do I acknowledge the truth this stream is speaking?

the babbling water against stone is a gift . . .

But , do I have courage to listen deeper still,

in this chilled, desert-forest . . . leaf-less, barren and vulnerable?

 

Years of pain and joy are evident –-

earth and water in relationship . . .

a long dance of love and friction;

 

On the way, barriers encountered . . . detours necessitated;

birthing new opportunities — new possibilities —

to explore . . . to receive as a gift;

 

Carved beauty from years of a committed journey;

Mystery echoing from creation’s dawn —

whispers of Mystery in the pilgrimage ahead . . .

Do I feel the Peace in the flow of water? the foundation of earth?

 

so is life . . .

so are life’s questions . . .

so could be my living . . .

 

 

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Simple places…

3 11 2013

(The non-profit for which I work, Well for the Journey, went on a pilgrimage to Gettysburg this past Friday…just some thoughts and photos from a pilgrims journey).

May we be mindful of the simple things in our living:

leaves blowing in wind and colors given . . .

the symmetry of life and the chaos that arises within what is balanced;

vistas that take our breath and breath that sustains the simple . . .

ordinary places and hallowed ground spaces . . .

like this nook where I sit now,

letting reflection and contemplation have their way . . .

 

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Cades Cove Morning…

21 11 2012

Another early morning in Cades Cove

 





Cape May, NJ

6 10 2012

Just thinking of some friends on a Well for the Journey retreat in Cape May, New Jersey this weekend…





Sunset on the Choptank

28 09 2012

 

 

 

 

 

time to slow down…

time to breathe…

time for awe and gratefulness…

time to take in what is most important in life…





All is well…

13 06 2012





A Twilight Sun…

25 05 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A twilight sun reveals its playful nature…

Dancing with clouds and sky…

Painting a river with light…

Soon, dusk…

Soon, rest…

But now…now…awe!

(Twilight on the Choptank River, near Easton, Maryland)