|Twice the River - Image c Lynda Lehmann|
This view of a stream in the White Mountain National Forest on a still and sunny afternoon, pulled me in. The reflections are as mesmerizing as the scene itself, giving one twice the natural beauty to ponder. Reflections on a still, watery surface bring up many thoughts for me: multi-dimensionality, transience versus permanence, the possibility of parallel universes, the world as patterns of light, the nature of reality. And certainly, the ever-changing countenance of our natural world. Infinity....
I could lose myself in the deep woods for hours, if not days. Just being there is for me, a peak experience. Joyful encounter, there for the taking. Or should I say: "par-taking," as there is no element of plundering or stealing in my encounter. Except for taking home photographs, of course, which preserves the experience through time.
To find such beauty and joy: what serendipity!
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