Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Thoughts On the Edge

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
Carl Sagan
There is something out here on the edge of the hill that is longing to be known, or at least recognized and acknowledged, but the day is too cold to linger and entertain arty, puckish or deep thoughts - I could not grasp a pen, a pencil or a sketchbook if my life depended on it.  The camera, on the other hand, is clear of eye and lens and unwavering in its commitment.  It touches and dwells on every tump of snow and burnished blade of wintry grass, every snow wrapped spruce and floating cloud of golden sundown light.

That is what I would like this brand squeaky clean new year to be all about, just showing up and being fully present when I get here, loving what I see and not imposing my own expectations, my mediocrity and my feeble preconceptions on what is already perfect.


Barbara Rogers said...

There's no imposition in your channeling the beauty of what you see, in interpreting in words the emotions you feel, and especially in sharing it with a grateful friend here. Perfection isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Guy said...


A lovely thought.


Mystic Meandering said...

Somehow I don't think you need to worry about imposing your expectations and preconceptions on anything! :) You are one of the most open, receptive people I know! Just living life, showing up, being present to life as it is, allowing it to enter you day by day, imprinting itself within you... And as a consequence you impact us here with your wonderful offerings of photos and words, helping us to show up for life as well... _/\_

Tabor said...

Mediocrity? Never. Open and sharp-eyed and clear-hearted and honest, yes...not mediocre.

sarah said...

Beautiful photo! I wish you all the very best for the year ahead <3

Kiki said...

oh yes, Sagan had quite a few great things to say - and YOUR words & ponderings & photos are anything but the best at any given moment. With all your worries you have to carry, you still manage to be an open, positive, interested and interesting human being. You are giving us so much joy, words of wisdom, such beauty in your pictures and poetic expression - we can only humbly wish you a blessed and truly good New Year. Thank You for everything. Wishing you good health, an always open heart and much strength.