Day #57 – Discovery

Posted by on Oct 27, 2011 in Photographs, Sacred Experiences | 0 comments

Day #57 – Discovery

“Mama, what is it?” The tiny green-eyed girl extended a fat fist clutching the spent bloom of a dandelion. The young mother squats in front of the diapered child; eye to eye she begins the lengthy explanation of a flower’s life. Too many words distract the little one and she turns away. Using her pudgy fingers she begins plucking at the tail end of a nearby earthworm. A gurgling squeal of delight greets her newest discovery as the slimy, wriggling mass swings in her fist. “Mama, what is it?!” Feet stomping with delight, she celebrates her victory before giving a quizzical look to her parent...

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Day #48 – Prayer

Posted by on Oct 18, 2011 in Photographs, Sacred Experiences | 0 comments

Day #48 – Prayer

A strict belief, fate is the worst kind of slavery; on the other hand, there is comfort in the thought that God will be moved by our prayers. ~Epictetus With closed eyes and lifted hands, the congregation listened with anticipation to the pastor’s prayer. “And when you are on your knees tonight, thanking the Lord, our God for your wealth of blessings, remember the poorest among us who have forgotten how to pray.” Her mind raced to the pictures in her head . . . the ones of her neighbors, the homeless families who visited the food pantry where she spent her days. She prayed for them daily,...

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Day #47 – Storytelling

Posted by on Oct 17, 2011 in Photographs, Sacred Experiences | 0 comments

Day #47 – Storytelling

I stood entranced as he wove stories handed down from one keeper of the history to another. He was from a long line of tellers of the mystical truths of his people. The myths he painted with his words made the sacredness of the past palpable in the air. I was not alone; all of us listened with rapt attention as he wrapped us in the magic of his words. The past became alive as he meant for it to be. His hands moved with such grace; his eyes sparkled with deep remembrance, as he retold the stories of ancient wisdom for all of us to partake. ~Cathy...

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Day #46 – Freedom of Speech

Posted by on Oct 16, 2011 in Photographs, Sacred Experiences | 0 comments

Day #46 – Freedom of Speech

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” ~US Constitution, First Amendment, December 15, 1791 “Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.” ~Voltaire “Mom, why are those people holding up signs?” I hear a voice from the back seat. My eight-year-old daughter is wise beyond her years. She always jumps to be the first to ask...

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Day #45 – Imagination

Posted by on Oct 15, 2011 in Photographs, Sacred Experiences | 0 comments

Day #45 – Imagination

Who else remembers those special times as a child when your imagination ran wild? The unicorns in the closet, beautiful fairies playing peek-a-boo under toadstools and don’t forget, the scary monster who lived under the bed. And what about that handsome prince I spent hours and hours rescuing? A warrior queen’s job is never done. I visited far away exotic islands accompanied by my dolls without ever leaving my quiet, little bedroom. That huge granite rock in the backyard . . . not a rock at all, but my parapet on the castle wall. I remember, oh yes . . . I remember those special times spent...

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Day #35 – Birth

Posted by on Oct 5, 2011 in Photographs, Sacred Experiences, Sacred People | 0 comments

Day #35 – Birth

I laugh as you loudly protest your entrance into this world. How is it possible for one heart to hold the love bursting free from me? My tears of joy and wonder join your cries of dismay. So small you are. So fragile. You are sheer potential and possibility. You are love incarnate. I will wrap my love around you as you begin this blessed life of yours. Fiercely, I will protect you. Gently, I must hold you. With love ever growing, I will watch you become who you were created to be. We will come to know each other, you and I, on this sacred journey of life. ~Cathy...

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