Saturday, November 13, 2010

...it's the opposite...


although we have been made to believe
that if we let go
we will end up with nothing,
life itself reveals again and again
the opposite:
that letting go is the path to real freedom.
~sogyal rinpoche

no shadows around today.
today is colors of gray.
but a shadow is a shadow
even if it's borrowed from another day.
you will find sun and shadows at
we play every week.
what will you be letting go of today?
just BE.
robin.



22 comments:

jabblog said...

Borrowed or not, it's a comfortable shadow - I could sit happily at that table.

Sylvia K said...

Great post for the day even without shadows! None here either and right now it looks as though there won't be any for the next ten days! Hopefully, the weathermen with be as mistaken as they usually are!!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend anyway, Robin!

Sylvia

EG Wow said...

I believe that quote is true. But I still need to stop collecting things, unfortunately.

Anonymous said...

Love the quote and your words. Sometimes it is good to just BE.
barbiboo
http://barbiboo-bea.blogspot.com/

Tom Hilton said...

Very nice. I like the simplicity of this, and the depth of field.

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

Each breath expelled from a dreamers lips is absorbed into the universe, moving forward into the future, yet shared with every single living being on this beautiful blue orb...so the letting go is a shared experience, never to be lost in our souls and life essence.

Have a wonderfully shared experience this gloomy Autumn weekend, after all, we have Tilda's adventures to keep us smiling...LOL!!!

sharon

PS...my word verification...
SLINGEM

Ralph said...

A shadow is a shadow, from simple furniture to a complex shaped shrub. We need light to make a shadow, and the filtered light here is soft, as is the shadow. Finely captured as always!

Shirley said...

Beautifully written prose. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Alissa Nicolau said...

Once again, beautiful colors and texture.

frayedattheedge said...

I love the weathered, silver wood!

Martha Z said...

You have talent, both with the camera and in the finding of the perfect words.

Greyscale Territory said...

Love your quote that "letting go is the path to freedom". I believe letting go worries is the only way to free your mind for happiness.

Delightful soft shadow! Love the perspective!

mollygolver said...

I picked your site out from today's list on 'Hey Harriet' Shadow Shot Sunday. Thank you for a lovely blog read and pictures. Molly.

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful photo, beautiful words to go with it. Good choice.
-- K

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

Sam said...

I love the soft browns here - they are almost lilac/ purple. Beautiful.

Arija said...

All too true, letting go does ser you free.

Hey Harriet said...

That's lovely. I'm glad you had it in your stash to borrow from and share today!

There's much I need to let go of. Working on it...

fairchildstreet said...

Lovely tranquil photo and words. Thank you Charmaine

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

We're letting go of the stress from Open house....so glad that it is here and we can relax and have fun with our customers now!
Love your mixed grays...they are lovely :) Wishing you a super weekend!
Karla & Karrie

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Come to the table—
although it be plain and rough,
you shall have enough.

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Sage wisdom...and a lovely shot!

Patti said...

lovely peaceful shadow ~ as are your words.

Sometimes I do feel stuck! Actually more than just sometimes.

Your photos below of the newborn are precious. So sweet.