Saturday, January 23, 2010

...simply falls away...

some people find
forgiveness
is one of the hardest
qualities to summon.
however,
if you truly
live in the present,
so that the past
simply falls away,
forgiveness ceases
to require any effort:
it's what's left
when resentments
are annihilated
by
acceptance.
light + objects= shadows
and looking for the combination
is amazingly addictive.
join us.
the above topic of forgiveness
is from the little book of
1,001 way to live in the moment
where are you
going to live today?
just BE.
robin.

23 comments:

bobbie said...

This is a very lovely photograph. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Spiderdama said...

Very nice picture and shadow!:-) Also like the text.
Wish you a great sunday!

Coffeedoff said...

Love the shadow of the chair!

Sylvia K said...

Great shadow shot of the swing on the snow! And beautiful words, as always! Have a great weekend and thanks as always for stopping by!!

Sylvia

Ralph said...

This swing is a wonderful place to contemplate and gather your thoughts when it is warm. Even in winter, it looks like a simple place to unwind. The simple act of merely swinging gently seems to sooth the soul. A wonderful capture!

Dina said...

Good advice and a gorgeous picture.

Shalom/peace to you from Jerusalem.

Jonny Hamachi said...

Beautiful

Jen said...

Fantabulous Post!!!
Happy SSS to you!

Cassie said...

Stark. Almost sad. Lonesome shadow.

Good words.

Sam said...

So pretty and peaceful. Makes me feel contemplative and serene...thank you!

Hot Fudge said...

What a poignant shot, so beautifully captured.

Greyscale Territory said...

Fragile light and gentle shadows! Extremely beautiful! Creates a soothing, restful feeling!

Stine in Ontario said...

Wise words and a lovely, subtle reflection. :)

Hey Harriet said...

It looks like that swing is on a beach with the ocean in the background. Just the way the light shines on the patterns in the snow. How gorgeous! I think I need to track down a copy of that little book :)

Sweet Repose said...

People have often asked how I so easily forgave the woman that broke up my marriage...that was yesterday and today is now...

I'm so wanting to wallow in your sunlight lucky girl. Most of our snow has been washed away by the continual rains, tomorrow and Monday too, but maybe Tuesday we'll be blessed by the sun...see for coffee in the AM friend!

Martha Z said...

Great image, perfect for SSS, and wonderful words, as usual.

just jody said...

we sometimes believe "that forgiveness implies some sort of weakness. the opposite is true......it takes a tremendous fortitude...courage...love...and compassion to forgive what we sometimes judge as unforgiveable...acceptance is simply acknowledgement....not submission.."....beautiful picture.....robin....and beautiful words.........

Paula Scott said...

Beautiful words (and so wise) and such a beautiful image to go with it.

Crafty Green Poet said...

beautiful photo - the light is lovely, but gosh it looks cold!

simchieinspires said...

Another week with another prose & words = amazing shot.

Love reading your proses and every word I read, takes me away far from beyond.

Dear these much...

Happy SSS---

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

When snow has melted
and bright icy days have fled,
we shall swing again.

Kathleen Botsford said...

Wow. Breath-taking photos. And your words~so simple and true.

Chrisy said...

Intriguing photo and the text is so spot on...thank you...