Rescue Me

Today I had an urgent need for beauty.  Fortunately, I found it close by.  I’m not sure I could have gotten through the day without it.

Juliana's Bday, prayer shawls, nature,  August 2013 065b

A rain-soaked spiderweb outside the front door

Monkey grass sprouting in the side yard

Monkey grass sprouting in the side yard

A fading flower in the kitchen windowsill

A fading flower in the kitchen windowsill

Beauty to the rescue.  I wonder where I’ll find it tomorrow.

4 thoughts on “Rescue Me

  1. Where will you find beauty tomorrow? Umm… Look in the mirror?

    I really don’t have a clever answer to this question. Beauty, Reason, Validity–they sometimes make themselves invisible like animals do when one walks into a woodland. Ironically, this happens on walks we take when we really need to see the animals, to prove they exist, to know that it’s OK with them for us to be there. Please just try to remember that you are not alone when you feel lonely. Everyone you know struggles with this sensation and will be glad to lend a friendly ear.

    Your camera certainly affords you a refuge and sanctuary. The fading flower is so expressive of the mood your text conveys. A photo can serve to name a feeling, and the first step of casting any demon out is to say its name.

    My camera has taught me, when I cannot find the animals, to sit quietly and wait for them to come find me. Nice pictures, too, reveal themselves sometimes only after waiting ’til I can see them. I cannot tell you how stillness works, yet it is always worth a try.

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