We, in our immediate family, seem to discuss the serious, deeper things in life early in the morning over our first cup of coffee. The discussion some times stretches to a second and a third cup. This week we had a three cuppa conversation about the way humans tend to fight against the natural flow of life ..... which brought to mind a poem I love .................
Caroline Rannersberger. See exhibition here
Passage by John Brehm
In all the woods that day I was
the only living thing
fretful, exhausted, or unsure.
Giant fir and spruce and cedar trees
that had stood their ground
three hundred years
stretched in sunlight calmly
unimpressed by whatever
it was that held me
hunched and tense above the stream,
biting my nails, calculating all
Nor did the water pause
to reflect or enter into
It found its way
over and around a crowd
of rocks in easy flourishes,
in laughing evasions and
shifts in direction.
Nothing could slow it down for long.
It even made a little song
out of all the things
that got in its way,
a music against the hard edges
of whatever might interrupt its going.
"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." - Lao Tzu
The Treeness of Trees by Bridgette Guerzon Mills. Read blog post here
"If you watch nature,
how nature deals with adversity,
continually renewing itself,
you can't help but learn .... " - Bernie Siegel
Deposit of Silence(3) by Xavier Verhoest. See website here
Stone Speaks to Water by Bill Gingles. See website here
Talking Low in a Boat by Bill Gingles
Undercurrents by Judith White. See more of Judith's work here and here
"I look at a stream and I see myself; a South African, flowing irresistibly over hard obstacles until they become smooth, and one day, disappear." - Miriam Makeba
Miriam Makeba, nicknamed Mama Africa, was a Grammy Award-winning South African singer and civil rights activist. You might recognize Pata Pata, the click song, here
Scanned Assemblage found at Morning Earth. I will definitely go back to browse! Click here.