Wednesday, February 10, 2010

in the air


in the air
in the morning


"your prayers are your light;
your devotion is your strength;
sleep is the enemy of both.
your life is the only opportunity that life can give you.
if you ignore it, if you waste it,
you will only turn to dust."




in the air
in the evening


living with fullness
in-between.

25 comments:

Alaine said...

What a rare looking cloud; as if someone's scarf has taken off!

Elisabeth said...

Do I detect more warmth in the atmosphere?

What's that saying, Steven?

'Pink sky at night Shepherd's delight.'

steven said...

alaine - it does lok like a scarf flung through the air or caught by a breeze. i found that i'd been looking downwards and in front of me a lot. probably to avoid slipping on icy patches, but also to catch whatever's happening at ground-level. the last few days i've been looking upwards. the paths are clear of ice so it's safe. it's also rewarding!! steven

steven said...

the skies are definitely changing elisabeth. the sun rises earlier and sets later. the air temperature is hovering around the mid-teens below zero most days but there's more moisture in the air than there has been for a little while. the glorious picture in the header is something that becomes available later and later in the evening and with different colours. have a peaceful day. steven

jinksy said...

I never knew stingrays flew!

Dan Gurney said...

The cloud is the tree's speech bubble.

The tree's trying to tell us, "Be more level-headed, humans!"

Abraham Lincoln said...

Very different clouds. I like the top one.

About influence on my blog...

I remember the first time I walked in Patty's home when I just started to date her. The whole family were there to see/meet me/Abraham Lincoln.

On the sofa, after I had said my hellos, sat a 10-years old, "Sonny," and he was drawing a mouse and I asked, "Mickey?" He sheepishly nodded in the affirmative.

I bent over -- he gave me his pencil and paper and I quickly drew the circle that makes Mickey Mouse's familiar face. He was ten.

He went on to go to college to be:
A Teacher. An Art Teacher.

He has retired and influenced many others. And he still does artwork of all kinds and is an artistic person.

I had a lot of influence on my students. A couple of them went on to open a sign shop (calligraphy and handwriting?) and are about to retire and close down. The sign shop has put all their children through Ohio State University.

We never know.

Reya Mellicker said...

That first cloud looks like a Tibetan healing symbol I use a lot. So beautiful.

Morning sky, evening sky. Looking at first one then the other, my heart is filled with a sweet feeling of completion.

Thanks, Steven.

acornmoon said...

Beautiful imagery but I have to confess to being a believer in a good nights sleep, and an afternoon nap come to that!

Golden West said...

The sky puts on a show for free. (Variation on an old song lyric from "Under The Boardwalk".

staceyjwarner said...

funny to see this post, on my way to work I was in awe of a strange yet beautiful cloud in the sky.

much love

willow said...

Your first pic looks like a stray kite of cloud!

Linda Sue said...

yes a stingray! how cool! and as for turning into dust- we will regardless of how well our lives are lived- sleep is a friend not an enemy- that guy had it wrong.In fact I am asleep most of the time- dreamworld being most enticing and entertaining...
LOVE

~ MCJArt ~ said...

Wow Steven ~ I love visiting here ~

steven said...

jinksy - the vapourous stingray does!!! steven

steven said...

hey dan - clouds as voice-bubbles!!! i like that. steven

steven said...

wow abe - that's a heckuva story. a very inspiring and reminding story. the gifts we share - land and then bounce through time and space to do whatever they need to. thanks for this. steven

Delwyn said...

Hi Steven

I have looked at these photos a few times now. At first I thought the top one was a kite and then I thought- no too boring...
but jinksy has captured it..its a flying mantra ray... I used to see many when paddling on the river...

Happy days

steven said...

reya - the opening and closing of a day is so important. to be aware of the moment when you engage the day and think yourself into what you'll bring to it and give . . . well that's a feature of each of my mornings. i'd love to see the tibetan healing symbol you mention.steven

steven said...

hello acornmoon!! the sleep referred to is more a state of unawareness. of blissful oblivion and not so much the lovely escape that takes place with your head on a pillow and your body snuggled under a duvet. thanks for dropping by!!! steven

steven said...

too true golden west - it's all of nature that's the free show but the sky has somethings that are just too special!!! steven

steven said...

yes stacey j. synchronicity is one of the binding forces of the blogiverse. steven

steven said...

willow - a stray kite. mmmm hmmmm. it lasted for a few more minutes and turned into a tail and then into dots and then poof!!! steven

steven said...

hey linda sue - body sleep is good, necessary, fun and exciting even!! it's mind sleep that he's describng. not a daydream as much as sliding into automatic thoughtless behaviours that hide our true nature. steven

steven said...

mcj - i love visiting here also!!! great people with super creative and thoughtful lives visit here. i feel so very fortunate!! steven