I prefer winter and Fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. ~Andrew Wyeth

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Seeing into one's own nature.

Do you know what death looks like? Is it peaceful, beautiful, forgiving or tragic? Is it final or a part of some journey?
If we live long enough we get weathered and tired. Life takes parts of us, physically and emotionally. We should become wiser for all of this,but we don't. We could show someone our scars and wounds,but that only produces pity...., Oh look, she has holes in her skin. I feel so sorry for her."......
Where is that one part of me that holds on and doesn't let go? Can I find that warm, green place that says "Things will be all right.?" I think I have found where to look. It is the place that I always turn to when I am in need. I seek solitude and comfort in a place that is away from the speaking voices of man. Alone and surrounded by nature I find a clearer acceptance and understanding of things to come. It's where I find the silent voice of God.
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  1. mike and I saw a hawk in the back yard catch a squirrel today... the bird was big graceful and beautiful even when he had caught the squirrel and dropped into the BOAT he was still amazing... the circle of life is so perfect... just as it was planned.
    Hugs Laura

  2. Beatiful, how nature reveals its creator. SUperb post, thank you. :-)

  3. I so admire people you can write like you do. When I was younger I did not really take mind of nature and Gods many gifts to us, but now that I am older (in my 70's) I marvel at his many creations. Like you I feel closer to God when I am out side working in my flower garden or yard. Thank you for your comment on my pillowcases, my mother taught me how to embroider when I was just 7 years old. Have a good day and God bless you and your mother. Madeline

  4. Nature declares the glory of God. It sounds like you have a lot on your mind these days. Your sweet mom is not doing so well. It's very hard to have CHF, diabetes and be 90, one just gets worn out.
    You may want to consider hospice in home support for help. The nurses come out and check on her and help you both with all aspects, physical, emotional, and spiritual. If a person gets well they can always be discharged. People don't realize how much help hospice care offers, and often ask for them too late. It's just a thought, it sounds like you are thinking your mom isn't going to be here too much longer. Let me know if I can help.

  5. Perfectly penned my friend. You just took what I have within me and plucked it out and placed right there for all to see. We think so much alike, we had to have been very close in one of those other lives.

    We took the girls camping about two years ago and while there in the woods I had them each seek out a place the could call their own. It had to be a place where they could sit quietly and mediate and feel the presence of God all around them. Then I had each of them take a rock and write something on the bottom of that rock and leave it at 'their place'.
    With all that has been going on in their lives of late, I think we need to gather the three of them together and take them back there for a visit.

    Hugs coming your way Elly Mae.


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