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Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Soft Light, Secret Places, Signs and Wonders
On this rainy, gloomy October morning in New Hampshire....I offer you these light infused photos of what felt like "our little secret" on Saturday when Gord and I took a drive (and I blissed-out taking photos). We drove along country roads near our home. This was a road we'd not been on before (oh my the metaphor...story of our life together, seems like every day!)...anyway...we came upon this truly idyllic little pond. Not a car passed us by. Just Gordon, me, God's glorious Shabbat morning, and a family of beavers!!!! Below is Momma Beaver, we presume, barking at us (even though we were quite a distance away parked and sitting in our car)...to drive a way from her lodge!!!
We couldn't resist staying a while, despite her warnings; meditating upon the beauty, the joy, the feelings we shared of finding this special place and our first encounter with beavers. I mean, around here you pass dammed up streams that have become ponds because of the beavers who live among us all the time, but we have never actually seen a beaver before, swimming and defending her lodge. She calmed down and we observed her and her youngin's popping up out of the water to peek at us too.
I was curious and read about Beaver as a Totem animal this morning. Here's what I gleaned: She is creative. She is loyal to her mate, a mate for life. She is a lover and defender of her home (doing all she can to create stability for her family). She is flexible and willing to make changes (additions to her lodge) when needed. She is a problem solver, looking for solutions and then making the hard choices she needs to in order to maintain serenity in her environment.
Hmmmm. Well there you go then. Throughout our drive, in between pauses of silence to enjoy the beautiful day, sights, sounds and fragrances of the morning, Gord (my SoulMate) and I, were talking about the changes that are happening for us as my disease progresses. We were strategizing as best we could some of the possible options to make life a bit easier here at the Gnome Mound.
I love when the universe is paying attention...and we are paying attention right back.
Happy wet, and watery Wednesday everyone!
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