You may have noticed that the skywatch images above all contain trees (my photos often do-I LOVE trees...and I live in NH, so we have a lot of them...plus they tend to poke into the sky, like that child in 5th grade with his hand up "me, me teacher, I KNOW the answer, pick me, see me, notice me"...how can I NOT notice the trees and include them in the sky shots? You might also notice those pesky telephone poles and wires. Often in editing photos, I will crop out telephone poles and wires...I enjoy the pure, holy, serenity of the natural world, without the "messiness" of humanity's technological foot prints (or raised arms) interrupting the view. Today I decided, you know what? The sacred and mundane are always interacting...co-mingling, dancing, entwining...this is the nature of living...discovering the sacred within the mundane...like taking photos through the windows of our car on the way home from a doctor's appointment (mundane) and being awed by the beauty of the sky (sacred)...while the mundane (telephone wires) are scattered across the skyscape (sacred).
Perhaps this could be called a dance with the wholeness of reality...co-mingling, entwining, embracing everything.
gentle steps everyone,
PS...I seem to have developed tendonitis or some kind of over use injury in my left wrist and hand...making typing painful for me...so I might not be blogging as much for a while... this includes commenting on all of your amazingly inspiring blogs ☹ But I think I can still read them as I can click my mouse button just fine with my right hand so far, but it is a little bit tender too, so we'll see. Meanwhile, I will be present to you in a quiet way-reading and viewing you words and images. I need to be attentive and compassionate to my wrist and hand. I will try to continue posting images...that's not as much physical work...but I will miss writing, it gives me so much pleasure. Oh well. One day at a time and all that.