i heard some music today the rhythm section of a little girl skipping behind her mom a gentle touch from a medical sage as he sang - you’re going to be okay - the pale brown dried hydrangeas shivering or dancing to the melody of this damp winter wind i heard the horn section of one member of the bumper to bumper traffic play a long steady tone no doubt the driver was in the fermata lane and rules are rules even the gray sky somehow drew it’s bow across the horizon a deep ostinato boasting of its power to tame the light it’s all music to me a chaos of simplicity a pale beauty a human connection a reason to dance when there is no reason to be found so i sang along
a cup of coffee in a little corner of my home lights and shadows remind me of what lies within me darkness and light love and hate goodness and self-centeredness the memories descend life and love family and friends grace and peace laughter and song so many gifts undeserved and plentiful soon the wraith of dim stories arrives failures loss shame and the quiet ache of all things left undone and of all that i have done to others and to myself i choose to surrender to all the images that so quickly float through my mind as i lift my gaze in a little corner of my home three crosses Calvary such an ugly place of death of pain of sorrow of suffering and it is there in the midst of the darkness and light of my life it is only there where the lies i tell and the lies i believe are exposed where my shame is undone in love and acceptance where i trade my burden for hope mercy love and the lightness of forgiveness and i realize He is here with me in a little corner of my home
It’s wonderful to see the Jones Beach boardwalk come to life as New York slowly exits out of pandemic social restrictions.
I really should stop in and eat here some time instead of just taking exterior photos! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
I particularly love the winter shore. The lonely beach seems to have more to say during the “off” season. I enjoy the endless songs of the water as the waves crash, and the water spreads out in a desperate attempt to explore and experience more of what it’s like to be on land. The taste of cold, salty air…
Spent a beautiful afternoon in South Haven, Michigan. The day was gorgeous, and very windy. For the para surfers: a perfect day!
The Robert Moses Causeway is named after the urban master builder, Robert Moses, who is responsible for much of what life looks like in New York: highways, suburbs and, state parks.