Sunday, March 7, 2010

Glimmers of Solitude

Near the Point - Image c Lynda Lehmann

Beach Bouquet - Image c Lynda Lehmann

Glimmer of Solitude - Image c Lynda Lehmann

A moment of quiet contemplation, surrounded by nature, will calm the beast in us. Most of the time, anyway...

Giving one's self permission to steal away for quiet moments is a good way to decompress, throw off the shackles of everyday busy-ness and the pursuit of creature comforts, to let some air into the soul. Where do YOU go, or what do you do, to take take pause and contemplate? Do you seek out a favorite natural setting, or do you just sit down near a sunny window with your favorite cup of tea or coffee? What works for you?

If we never live today, tomorrow never comes. This is one of the few things I feel certain of! May you have a wonderful day, lived in balance and harmony and mindfulness of the moment. Each moment of each day is a moment that will never come again.

All images and text c Lynda Lehmann. If you would like to view more of my art or make a purchase, please visit Lynda Lehmann Painting and Photography or my gallery at Imagekind, where you can choose from several sizes and paper types or buy my prints plain or matted and framed.

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  1. Although we tend to seek out any of our many local nature preserves & parks, this morning we treated ourselves to breakfast on the deck, for the first time in many moons. It's a great reminder of how fortunate we really are & I'm glad the weather's coming around to the point where we can reindulge in this simple, wonderful ritual.

  2. When I want to center and find solitude it is usually with an embroidery needle and whatever project I am working on. Even when I was a kid others would go towards nature I would stay inside with my needles.

  3. Moments of solitude is something we need each day to refresh and become energized by nature's bounty.

  4. Kia ora Lynda,
    I spend a lot of time right now dreaming of the mountains and rivers. But at least once a day in my own bush covered yard when the light is right I sway and dance with the rhythms of nature. Kia kaha.


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