Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Photo Party - Abbey of the Arts

Christine invited participants to respond to this Photo Party Theme: Listen with the Ear of Your Heart

ears listen, eyes look,
hearing, seeing below ground
to the sacred source

I have five photos I am sharing today... each spoke to me when I shot them as having that "thin" place between heaven and earth where God spoke crystal clear. I hope they speak to you as well...

Archway in the ruins in Sanxay, France

When is it time to step through an opportunity?
When the timing is clearly God's, not your machination.
We can only look forward.
We can't look backward. All we will see then
is ruins...

A yellow swallowtail

This required sitting still. Making the "invitation" and watching,
waiting. And then celebrating...
The tiny feet were like fuzzy nails on my fingertip.
And its minuscule hand-painted beauty more lovely
than any stained glass window.

God put the sun to bed

We watched the sun set this one evening with amazement
as the cloud formations on the horizon slowly "put out
the light." Darkness came quickly.
Yet we knew, in the morning, it would be bright again.

The endless song of the waves...

Some things are best experienced with
a friend at your side... like the pull
of the eternal.

Two crab holes, some driftwood... God smiled.

I often think of this as a visible parable
of humanity's worth...
"do you not know that you are
more valuable that ghost crabs
who skitter by day and feed by night?
if I know the ways and the paths of a ghost crab,
don't I also care for you?

I'm watching for more "thin places." about you?

1 comment:

Abbey of the Arts said...

Deb, thanks so much for joining the party and sharing your beautiful images. I left comments at Flickr too!