Saturday, October 24, 2009
I wanted to capture some long awaited color - because it was cloudy when I took these it is not as bright in the picture as my actual view. Lovely all the same - our woods are magical and inspiring - golds and oranges and cranberry too - it is lively spattering of spices to behold. Seasoned to perfection. :-) It rained here, all day. The leaves of gold and browns, orange and reds blanket the ground - wet and sparkly, slippery and tossed. I walked outside in the rain - clutching my cane - watching my footing - I loved the cool rain on my face and my long hair being swept around my neck and shoulders. My wind blown hair delighted me. I felt part of nature - one with the promise - the colors - the leaves soggy under my feet - the smell of mud and wet leaves - the darkened sky and misty vision - it was heaven on earth. I was standing amidst the force of nature and it consumed me. I wanted to stay forever. But alas, the wetness began to get the better of me, my damp skin chilled, my hair was wet and matted and my face was dripping. Still, I stood - feeling the oneness - my place, my right, my aliveness, every sense heightened, I was involved, totally involved - I felt my own strength and passion surge - I felt the nature outside on the inside - I saw within what I saw without - for a brief time I was truly one with the universe - a moment I never quite felt before that intently and purely - it was total surrender and I was completely empowered. The two forces crashed together and I emerged anew, wet and anew!
Does any of this make sense?
It was wild and wet and wonderful.
Posted by Gail at 11:01 AM