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Saturday, July 30, 2011

A River of Stones: July 30

A Small Stone:

I imagine the swirl and twirl of descent, gravity persuading this elegant gift that the road in front of my house would be the perfect place to rest. And so it was. Had it not fallen there, I would have missed its silken black beauty nearly hidden in the black and white pebbles, serendipitously accentuated by the coarseness of common asphalt. If I had not been low to the ground in my wheelchair that morning, camera in hand, eyes alert, if I had not figured out how to access my photos and upload them here, if…

this feather might have been forgotten.

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32 comments:

  1. Laura, your reflection reminds me of the blue feather I spied in the driveway on my way to get the paper one morning. I often miss such details but this past week I was more aware of everything around me. I like to think I will continue to pay attention, and I will if I make it a priority. We gain so much if we stay awake to the world around us.

    It has been wonderful to "see" you getting "around" ~

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  2. You found the beauty in asphalt with a feather....Nice

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  3. when I find a feather on the ground I think of it as a gift too. lovely stone today Laura. be well, be safe, be light.

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  4. What a beautiful photo!

    God bless, Laura. :-)

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  5. Your lovely thought surrounds this gift. Feathers are amazing in their strength, durability, softness, and beauty!

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  6. Nice composition and excellent choice for black and white.

    Regards!

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  7. Isn't is amazing how unexpected beauty delights? And isn't it amazing how more frequently we enjoy these delights just by being open to seeing them? It's a lovely feather and perfect in monochrome, Laura.

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  8. comfort in the hard places ...

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  9. I always think when I find a feather, I say, you are on the right track, message from Universe. A blessing. Thank you.

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  10. Beautiful shot and it is an elegant gift.

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  11. When I find a feather
    always feel it is a special gift.
    Sometimes
    an Angel was near...

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  12. Astounding appreciation of these little great things of life you have.
    Loved it! The feather and the words and inspiration it brought to you on this day.

    Hugs

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  13. If you hadn't noticed, we wouldn't have been blessed with your gift of words. Thank you!

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  14. Zen in a fallen feather...remarkable look in B/W

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  15. i walk so slow, i limp...but he who limp's is still walking

    everyone trying to get around me, hurrying to get somewhere, missing all the beautiful gifts around us. slowly i put one foot in front of the other, my head is often down watching how slow they move but i see things, things that everyone else misses and i smile.

    often i stop to rest, i look around as though i am looking at something very specific, to camafloge why i have stopped. i smile because there is no need to hurry....i don't have to hurry, i am lucky!!!

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  16. I'm happy for your discovery of this lovely feather! Happy SSS to you and Shalom.

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  17. Life reveals herself to her lovers.



    Aloha from Waikiki;


    Comfort Spiral

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    > < } } ( ° >

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  18. Beautiful and touching, you make me want to open my eyes wider every time I go outside :o)

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  19. all the small moments of beauty hiding in our day...
    if only we take the time to see

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  20. Laura, your body maybe closer to the ground as you see things from the perspective of your wheelchair, but your spirit is as close to the heavens as your wonderful imagination can fly. It is no accident that you found that perfect feather just sitting on the ground. It is a reminder that we are so much more than just our bodies...So much more.

    Love you, dear heart.
    Deb

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  21. Beauty is every where. It is upto us to see and find it.

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  22. Photography really does open our eyes to seeing things that otherwise would have passed us by. There is so much simple and serene beauty in this shot. Genie

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  23. I came looking for your shadow shots, but this will do just fine! A very poetic image, if I do say so myself.

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  24. Beautiful picture! - and words to think about from you and those who have commented.

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  25. apt lines, for a beautiful shot.
    Have a great week ahead!

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  26. Our world is full of small treasures IF we want to see...

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  27. Well spotted and photographed Laura!

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