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Whispered Prayers

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Hanging On

I spent some time at the mall today. I wandered through a book store thinking a new book or magazine would perk up my mood. So many to choose from. I also stopped at the Apple Store to see about a neoprene cover for my Macbook but decided against it due to the price. I’m cheap, you know. I left there with a troubled and restless spirit. I felt I needed to be around nature so I stopped at Blendon Woods on the way home. Walking in the warm sun with my camera in hand is good medicine for a restless spirit. I began to notice how the forest canopy of leaves are now the forest’s carpet, the leaves falling to the earth as part of its journey to nurture next springs growth. The nakedness of the trees signals winters approaching season. My spirit noticed how some leaves still hang on, clutching tightly as the wind tries to set them aloft. So I focused on the leaves, took a few images while my spirit whispered prayers.

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Written by Monte Stevens

November 13, 2009 at 12:01 am

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  1. Even your writing takes on a different tone as you move from describing your mall experience to your walk through the woods–much more flowing and peaceful. Glad you had a chance to reconvene with yourself.

    QPB

    November 13, 2009 at 6:43 am

  2. Monte, I know what you mean about nature calming the soul. I made a trip to Portland yesterday and the highlight of the day was a walk through the Chinese garden. Despite the fact that it’s located in the heart of the city, once you enter its walls, you feel as if you have been transported to a far off paradise.

    Steve Skinner

    November 13, 2009 at 11:56 am

  3. @Mary Ann: I like that word: reconvene. I’m gonna use it.

    @Steve: Yes, we need those places of paradise. Glad you have a few or your own.

    Monte Stevens

    November 13, 2009 at 10:33 pm


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