Saturday, November 27, 2010 affirmation of light in darkness...

certain ancient sacred sites are contrived so that
the midwinter sunrise sends a beam into a stone--
an affirmation of light in darkness.
if you are enduring a
"long dark night of the soul,"
what would be your main consolation--
love, faith, nature, art, literature?
understand what would comfort you in hard times,
and you'll avoid the pitfall
of taking it for granted when you're
contented and at peace.
~1,001 ways to live in the moment

no sun yet today.
but there are plenty of shadows
may the sun be shining in your soul today.
just BE.


Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

I was graced by the sun's first light this AM...and how glorious it was after yesterday's gloom...oh Winter, I'm trying to love you, but my best friend Summer will not allow!

Hey Tilda, us savage souls must keep chasing the sun to reach our heart's content...ahhh, the chair that sits in the beams!!!


Arija said...

Thank you Sara for your sweet comment. I love any land I am in. Anywhere there is peace on this planet, I am happily at home. As long as you make the landscape your own, you see the beauty in it. Where others see a heap of dirt, you only see the potential.

Love the distressed wood in your shots.

Have a happy day!

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Nice shadow shots - first one is my favourite :)

Ralph said...

The winter seems cold not just in temperature, but in feel. The lack of light seems to attack our being somewhat. Yet, affirmations of life are still there in the most minimal of light. A little light and shadow goes a long way in the darkness of the season. Thus we still feel alive...

Sylvia K said...

Always love your shadow shots, Robin! You manage to catch those abstract ones that I think are particularly interesting! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!


Shirley said...

Terrific subject in your photos today! Have a great weekend!

Kay L. Davies said...

So much truth in those words. Such lovely shadows in those photos.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

fairchildstreet said...

So true. Peaceful photos. Charmaine

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Those are two beautiful shadow shots and the proverb is very touching .. I immediately recognized that my garden ways joined with how I love to watch the sky .. save my soul on dark days.
Joy : )

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

The 2nd shot is exquisite taken, Rob?
Very sharp and really have a charm.

Hope you're enjoying your week-end.

Happy SSS...

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Crisp shadow shots, and your words are always a treat to read.

Hey Harriet said...

Lovely! Photos and words! I also hope the sun is shining in your soul today Robin!

PS - Happy belated Thanksgiving! I'm a bit slack at remembering Thanksgiving due to it being an American celebration. I hope the day was a lovely one for you and your family :)

Paula Scott said...

Each image seems to have a story of its own to tell. Such sweet and lovely vignettes these are!
I hope you are enjoying your weekend and staying warm.

Greyscale Territory said...

Love those words - getting to know your own consolation in the long dark night of the soul. Very wise and beautiful! And somehow the peeling light and shadow in the photos encourage us to think of our own weatherings and how we withstand the changing seasons!

A gorgeous post!

indicaspecies said...

I think it doesn't long as one is content and at peace!

Lovely shots.

Cassie said...

Cool ShadowShots. No sun here for several days now. I do love the snow, but I might be "a little glad" to return to Phoenix in January just to get a glimpse of Mr.Sun!

Anonymous said...

Wow, those shadow lines on the railing are really great. I love te chipped paint - it adds a dimension to the photograph.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Love the second shot...sweet & simple - something that someone might pass by - but forever caught by your camera!
Enjoy the week ahead Robin!
Karla & Karrie

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Pretty photos. I love weathered wood and chipping paint...and the lovely always.