Monday, March 22, 2010

an early spring snow

an early spring snow!
strange to think
that i've been waiting all winter
for its soft white kiss



an early morning
gift
a walk down a little stream


allows me to reflect
on reflections


to see the light-rippled
dance
of water


free to flow


and to be grateful
for so much

22 comments:

Dan Gurney said...

"free to flow and to be grateful for so much."

Isn't that so? How the feeling of gratitude comes from a liquid moving heart that flows. When gratitude or generosity or love in any of its forms is blocked we feel frozen.

I hope the resumption of school Monday goes swimmingly, and that your love flows freely outward to everyone you meet.

Delwyn said...

Hi Steven
as I read your delightful post I thought - the less we have the more we have to be grateful for...does that make sense to you...
I think so...

Happy reflecting days

steven said...

thankyou dan. i'm putting the bicycle back on the road today to return to two-wheeled commuting. through the winter i get a lift in to school and then walk home. i'll miss the walks, saving them for the weekend. i'm hoping that the good energy that returned through the march break will carry through myself and my students. steven

steven said...

delwyn i couldn't have answered yes to that a few years ago but life experiences and changes in my myself have brought me to a point where i can agree with ease! have a lovely evening. steven

Dave King said...

Perfect. Perfect situation, perfect response.

Elisabeth said...

I started a comment earlier and was distracted. We have visitors from Germany and my time is not my own, still I wanted as ever to comment on the thaw, as revealed here. Great stuff, Steven.

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

I so enjoy your reflections steven - in every form offered. They mirror, inform, inspire and always evoke that most healing of feelings - gratitude.

Jenny Stevning said...

"free to flow
and be grateful for so much"
Oh, I needed that this morning.
Thank you!

Kay said...

Hi Steven...i haved just noticed your kahlil gibran quote on your sidebar..it made me stop and reach for one of my copies from the bookcase...i should be doing something else but he has caught me!!

...'in the depths of my spirit is a song no words shall clothe;'..i love that line...

hope those kids behaved!! xx

Meri said...

And the sun, showering gold coins into the stream, making warm wishes all the while.

Friko said...

a delightful trickle of words and pictures.
Lucky you to have eyes to see and a heart to appreciate.

hope said...

I can hear the happy spring time babbling of that water....and feel the COLDNESS of it at the same time. :)

Have a good week!

ellen abbott said...

What a wonderful set of photos.

steven said...

thankyou ellen - i really enjoyed taking them. steven

steven said...

hope - it was cold but not that cold. it was hovering between minus and plus one celsius. the sun melted this snow away within two hours. steven

steven said...

friko and that's why i am grateful. for a long time i saw very little - or only what i wanted to see. i'm very grateful to see, to share, and to receive visits from wonderful people. steven

steven said...

meri thanks for the nice additional words. steven

steven said...

hello kay! i don't often quote gibran here but this one was filled with where i am at in terms of this blog and its place in my life. my kids? well they're really nice people. almost all the time!!! steven

steven said...

jenny - i'm glad those words were in the right place and at the right time for you. steven

steven said...

bonnie thankyou for that very generous comment. i am truly grateful for much of what i call my life and in particular for my life itself. steven

steven said...

elisabeth - they've travelled a long long way so they are likely to be distracting!!! the thaw is on! it's actually raining this evening and my bike rides to and from school will be soakers. but fun!!! steven

steven said...

dave - perfection is a friend and not a destination for me!! i'm trying to keep it that way! steven