Sunday, October 11, 2009

filigree shadow



if we had to exist to become the one we love,
what would the heart have to create?

rainer maria rilke (excerpted from "blank joy")


17 comments:

Butternut Squash said...

My mother used to collect and hold stones like these. They were her 'worry stones.' Beautiful. Something so simple can be so soothing.

Kathleen said...

Hi Steven--
Almost like a delicate and transient Japanese water painting. I don't know why I'm so attracted to rocks. I don't think I've ever seen an ugly one. Thank you for capturing this Wabi Sabi moment.
Best,
Kathleen

Crafty Green Poet said...

that's a lovely delicate shadow...

Titus said...

Truly fabulous steven, and it says it all.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Beautiful stones, steven - somehow they speak for themselves without further words.

steven said...

hello butternut - we have several of these stones around the house. these stones were down by our pool where almost all the plants have dried. i noticed this one little plant's shadow cast over the pebble. have a peaceful day. steven

steven said...

hello kathleen, a very simple, small, powerful moment. i'm glad you enjoyed this. steven

steven said...

hello crafty green, i was glad to see it and happier to share it! steven

steven said...

hello titus, thankyou - sometimes it's happy-making for me to say a little less. it seems to say more!!! steven

steven said...

hello weaver, i agree. so much of what is small and apaprently inconsequential in nature is so filled with meaning. have a lovely day in the dale. steven

Golden West said...

There's beauty at every turn, just waiting to be seen.

Phoenix said...

The stones say a story... the visual is very soothing.
And indeed, what would the heart have to create, if we were to be the one we love... it is a confusing thought for me...

Dan Gurney said...

Shadow across stone.
Your photo is like Haiku.
Eternal moment.

Rachel Fenton said...

You have an eye for the beauty in the ovcerlooked, the uncommon in the commonplace.

Delwyn said...

Hi Steven

Your stones are like shadow fossils in Japanese style...

I don't quite understand the rilke...


Happy days

ellen abbott said...

I love this! The second photo is amazing.

steven said...

hi ellen - thankyou very much. steven