“Does the walker choose the path
or the path the walker?” ~~Garth Nix
“Pursue some path,
however narrow and crooked,
in which you can walk with
love and reverence.” ~~Henry David Thoreau
“One God, many faces.
One family, many races.
One truth, many paths.
One heart, many complexions.
One light, many reflections.
One world, many imperfections.
We are all one,
“Perhaps we all need to be free,
time alone in nature,
supported and encouraged to discover our own wild selves,
to reconnect with who we are and what we want in life.”
Sometimes the common and ordinary visuals around us can be extraordinary to behold. The featured photograph for this post is a pool of water in Glacier National Park. The rock-boulders below were found in Missoula, Montana. Choose to really look around your world and enjoy the shapes and textures of your home, your town – the earth, life and living.
Stained glass can be an interesting photography exploration. Elements of design can be captured with a brilliant dynamic range of color. There is something truly holy and magnificent about stained glass windows.
“People are like stained-glass windows.
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in,
their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”
Coyote is known as the great trickster and cultural hero of Native American mythology. Coyotes are also noted for their crafty intelligence and many native cultures call the coyote “Medicine Dog.” Ina Woolcott describes coyote symbolism as the following:
“When we are being too serious about life, Coyote may appear to teach us to laugh at ourselves and life’s ironies. Be prepared for your sense of humor to arise in full force in line with what is happening around you and to you…
…The Coyote teaches how wisdom and folly go together. In other’s mistakes we see our own foolishness and can learn from their mistakes…
…Coyote’s howl touches your soul, reminding you of your primal connections…”
I spotted this coyote recently in Rocky Mountain National Park. At first, it was hiding behind some brush and almost invisible. I felt honored that my presence was accepted as the coyote eventually moved out into open space before walking to a new location up and over a hill. I had a few moments of being in a respectful space with this wonderful animal – very cool indeed.