"So prayer is our sometimes real selves trying to communicate with the Real, with Truth, with the Light. It is us reaching out to be heard, hoping to be found by a light and warmth in the world, instead of darkness and cold. Even mushrooms respond to light - I suppose they blink their mushroomy eyes, like the rest of us."
~Anne Lamott~
(Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers)

Friday, June 4, 2010

What feeds your soul?

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy,

If a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you,

If the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive. ~Eleonora Duse

(Eleonora Duse was an Italian Actress who was born in 1858, in Vigevano, Italy. She died of pneumonia in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania in 1924.)
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  1. beautiful...both the verse and the photos!

  2. Beautifully illustrated Elly Mae....

  3. What a nice post. Nature is a wonder and we all should appreciate it. Have a blessed day. Madelline

  4. Laughter, dirt and running! That is what feeds my soul!!

  5. I learn from others- like you Ms. C- that and what you point out bring me joy- and others sharing their joy...

    You would die if you knew what was in my oven curing right now- maple brown sugar black forrest bacon and its going to be dipped in chocolate and then put in ice cream for a party tomorrow!

  6. ...the night sky, crickets chirping, ancient oak trees, campfires, white water, sunrise, sunset, my children...

  7. Lovely! Enjoyed the words and pictures!

  8. Oh, Eleanora Duse is very wise.

  9. Your prose and photos fed my soul tonight. Thank you.

  10. All of the above brings me joy...including your beautiful photos and stories...today the sun will bring me joy because I can get out in the garden after all this rain!

  11. All of the things in your post, both pictures and prose, and having a friend like you that recognizes the important things in our world...

    Thank you.


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