Monday, July 29, 2013

Our Wings

“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs 
 and developing our wings on the way down”

Sunday, July 21, 2013

A Poem

"A picture is a poem without words."
~ Horace


Asheville has had days of rain, breaking records set over a century ago... So my July mornings have been spent praying with fog, rain, or cloud coverage. Still stunning and dramatic, but not my sun.

This morning seemed like another covered morning, but I waited patiently and the sun came a-blazing through.



Saturday, July 20, 2013

Center Stage

"God made the world round 
so we can all have center stage."
~ Carlos Santana


It is Carlos Santana's birthday and I love him, so of course I did I celebration of his life on dailycelebrations.com. Check it out. I did this morning and forgot that I also linked from dailycelebrations to my blip account the song "Hope You're Feeling Better." 

And if you are not feeling on top of the world, you will after listening to that song.

When I think Carlos Santana, I think joy. Many many hours of pure musical joy. Happy Birthday Carlos-- thank you and aloha nui loa...

Friday, July 19, 2013

Vast Similitude



"A vast similitude interlocks all."

The fast-moving fog is so beautiful this morning. The air is moist and fragrant. The roosters from the cove, hidden under the fog, still voice their good morning sounds.

Mixed with light, the sunrise experience is transformed into the ritual of breathing in mystery and magic. 

Imagination... and wonder seem to rise and flow with the fog...


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Extraordinary Opportunity

 This morning's prayers are whispered to the fog and light. Carry my thoughts like swirls to the sky...
I woke up this morning with the thought, maybe today a sunrise....

We are covered with fog. And the birds continue to sing sweetly...
My brother has been sending me Hawaiian sunrises and I have been adding his thoughts to the photos and sending them back to him. The collaboration revitalizes my creativity. Makes me look deeper, experiment with my work. Last night I found this new application and added the words to my photo.

Above the fog, the sky is blue. "Hope for the sun," I say aloud...
Often, I think the sun will rise and it simply cannot make it through the heavy clouds. Light comes, sure. But this morning, the birds stopped singing for a moment. A pause of thick anticipation...

I am not disappointed.

Finally, after days of waiting, my sunrise. Streams of light, peace and patience. The fog makes the sun glow even more. The birds are singing like angels.

"Whenever you see darkness,
there is extraordinary opportunity 
for the light to burn brighter."
 ~ Bono