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Sunday, December 20, 2015

On the Cusp

...of the Solstice...and only feeling mostly better after an unwelcomed flu bug...

Sometimes one needs only look up...
Look up with me, won't you...


 
“We clasp the hands of those that go before us, and the hands of those who come after us. We enter the little circle of each other's arms And the larger circle of lovers, Whose hands are joined in a dance, And the larger circle of all creatures, Passing in and out of life,
Who move also in a dance, To a music so subtle and vast that no ear hears it
Except in fragments”
-Wendell Berry


 
If there is radiance in the soul
it will abound in the family.
If there is radiance in the family
it will be abundant in the community
If there is radiance in the community
it will grow in the nation
If there is radiance in the nation
the universe will flourish.
-Lao Tsu


 
When words become unclear,
I shall focus with photographs.
When images become inadequate,
I shall be content with silence.
~Ansel Adams~





These photos are a few weeks old now, it actually rained today.  Perhaps the beginning of El Nino we keep hearing about?



 Contrails in the clouds...

 
Let us take care of the children

For they have a long way to go.

Let us take care of the elders

For they have come a long way.

And let us take care

of the ones in between

For they are doing the work.

-Nelson Mandela

 

May you find quiet moments to reflect as we welcome in the light.
May the coming days of more light hold you well in peace and love.
~Nancy 



Photos by NAE @pomegranatetrail ©2015

9 comments:

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

yes...oh, yes...Look UP! this is It....to Look Up....
Blessings upon ALL of Us and Love to you,

Nancy said...

Grace~ Then we shall look up together...
Love to you, to us all too.

Marti said...

Nancy, your photos and quotes are gifts and I thank you for sharing both. As I gaze upward, on this eve of Winter Solstice, may the coming of the light beckon to each of us. May we be still, may we be mindful, may we be filled with the quiet joy that comes when the silence begins to sing a melody of hope and benediction for us all...

Nancy said...

Marti~ I am grateful you consider these small gifts...as I always consider your words here...true gifts to my heart. Thank you Marti.

jenclair said...

I love the quotes. Especially since I just copied a poem by Wendell Berry - The Peace of Wild Things" yesterday. Hope the rains come to California in just the right amount without causing more problems.

Mo Crow said...

those wonderful clouds thank you for looking up!

Nancy said...

Jenclair~ Isn't Wendell Berry just the best?! We've had a bit of rain so far and it is nice :)

Mo~ Thanks for looking with me.

handstories said...

Nancy you have such a bright heart…just the vision of your wispy dreamy clouds is uplifting. Thank you for sharing.

Nancy said...

Cindy~ Gee thanks :) Thanks for looking!