Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Drinking the River, Touching the Mist

To the Far Horizon - Image c Lynda Lehmann 2010

Solstice Flow - Image c Lynda Lehmann 2010

I turn my face towards the descending mist. I feel its softness on my skin. Barely visible--both gossamer and fleeting--it hovers between the downcast sky and pungent earthy realms. Its delicate power transforms the forest into Chambers of Joy, humming with life process, inspiring and humbling me.

Oh Cathedral of Grace, full of scent and motion, press the moisture of life gently to my cheeks as it anoints the oaks, pines and hemlocks with sweetness, making them supple and new, coaxing shimmering manes of fresh growth.

I am intimate with the river. Fervently I soak in the reverberating tides, those mysteries translucent but steady. Eddies of lace, pathways of stone, forge ahead in your yin-yang dance of ages.

I walk enchanted through verdant halls, wanting for nothing. I am as complete as the damp patch of earth under my feet, swelling with emerging life.

The Sacred Grounds rise to my consciousness as the Perfection of the Universe.


Rush - Image c Lynda Lehmann 2010

Sacred Meeting of Water and Stone - Image c Lynda Lehmann 1010

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12 comments:

  1. Oh Lynda your words are very empowering yet on contrary relaxing and inspirational. The images are amazing, the first one almost feels like has the HDR effect, and you know I sometimes think that you should have been a writer. Your photos always follow by great inspirational narrations.

    Hugs and kisses from all of us, and especially from Matthew. He is very affectionate toddler now, out of blue sometimes he would call: 'Mommy hug'.

    Anna :)

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  2. Lynda,

    The river can such a life lesson. If we are able to understand the river (and its flows) we will be able to understand life (and its flows, its banks, its twists and turns, its strength, its power, its weaknesses and opportunities).

    Your reflection is delightful and it shows that you are near a Zen stage.

    Needless to say what I thought about the pics: you know I love the way you capture life.

    A big hug and xxx...

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  3. Lynda:

    As always, I love these nature pictures. And you capture the look and feel of the outdoors so well. It makes me want to get up from my soft warm chair and head out to the open country. But that's not to distract from your beautiful words. You pictures and words go together like wind and rain. By the way, when will you publlish these words of wisdom in a book?

    Happy trails.

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  4. Let's not forget nature's perfect music--the sound of trickling water. :)

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  5. Hi Anna - I can envision adorable Matthew asking for a hug. Our daughter when she was that age, used to approach one of us and say "It wants a hug!" She probably picked up the phrase from a Sesame Street episode. :)

    Life is moving so fast, I think that by the next time I talk to you, Matthew will be in nursery school!

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  6. Max - Yes, and the River of Life takes unpredictable turns, at times. I am reminded of Smetana's piece, "The Moldau," which I've always loved very much. It really says "river" to me, with all its drama and changes.

    Hope all is well, my dear Max. xxxx

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  7. Swubird - You flatter me! But again, I like it. You are such a good writer, and you know that I think you should channel your work into a book!

    Thank you for reading my post and being positive about my words and meaning. :)

    Happy trails to you!

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  8. Lana - The sounds of water: trickling, bubbling, rushing, or crashing, are another story. All wonderful....

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  9. Hi Lynda, 'It wants a hug' - oh that is cute.
    Have you ever thought to write inspirational books? Hope all is well otherwise, just peeking. Anna :)

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  10. Kia ora Lynda,
    The mountain rivers, their flow and songs, are part of what stirs my soul the most. I feel a very intimate connection to your words, understand them deeply. I have had a very busy period with work this past month or so, but I am about to embark on a few new interactions with the mountains, the rivers, and the mist. Kia kaha.
    Aroha,
    Robb

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  11. you always have such beautiful words to accompany your pictures. love these river pics.

    sorry for my long absence. i've been busy with family, etc... hope all is well.

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  12. Wow! very nice. The compliment goes for both the person and the nature as well. None is beautiful than nature. hesi practice test

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