oh what fleeting moments I should capture, oh what memories I should still possess

Posts tagged “God

just a leaf

This is a very simple photo, but I like it. What I see is just a leaf, its veins radiating out from a central stem. What I don't see are all the bits and pieces that work together to maintain the life of this leaf: the roots and the rings, the bark and the branches, the rain and the nutrients pulled up through the soil. What I think is that it's rather magical, the complexity of a simple life.

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I am careful not to confuse

excellence with perfection.

Excellence, I can reach for.

Perfection is God’s business.

– Michael J. Fox

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What is Essential

I took this picture at my cousin's wedding, which was the same day that Hurricane Bill came through. What I see is the loveliest sunset I've ever witnessed. What I think is there are no words. Such visions of natural beauty transport me beyond thought and into a realm of simply being, of oneness with the universe, a place where I see things with my heart and feel things I haven't the words to convey.

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It is only with the heart

that one can see rightly;

what is essential

is invisible to the eye.

– Antoine de Saint-Exupery


Silence

This is a picture I particularly like, I think just because it makes me feel calm. What I see is layers of trees in the fog. What I think of is serenity, and peace, and a quiet, quiet morning.

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Nothing

is more like God

than Silence.

– Meister Eckhart


God’s Brushstrokes

This is a view from my front door. What I see is magnificent color, with clouds that look as though they were painted on the sky. What I think of is an evening after the storm, comfortable solitude, quiet, and an awe at what wonders there can be.

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Heaven

and the heaven of heavens

belong to the LORD your God,

the earth

with all that is in it.

– Deuteronomy 10:14