Week 32, The 52 Project


The Eyes, LKW 8/14

It’s in the eyes. This is week 32 of The 52 Project. The photograph that I choose this week, is one of my g’daughter, D. She and I were on a picnic where we laughed, talked and simply spent quality time. I took this shot as she turned away to look at by passers. Shakespeare, among others, is reported to have said that the “eyes are the window to the soul.” D’s eyes exemplify this adage. Looking into them, mesmerizes and draws you in and exposes a beautiful, compassionate soul.


Creative Writing Saturday

Misty morning at Swifts Creek

Misty morning at Swifts Creek (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Morning Offering

“I bless the night that nourished my heart
To set the ghosts of longing free
Into the flow and figure of dream
That went to harvest from the dark
Bread for the hunger no one sees.

All that is eternal in me
Welcome the wonder of this day,
The field of brightness it creates
Offering time for each thing
To arise and illuminate.

I place on the altar of dawn:
The quiet loyalty of breath,
The tent of thought where I shelter,
Wave of desire I am shore to
And all beauty drawn to the eye.

May my mind come alive today
To the invisible geography
That invites me to new frontiers,
To break the dead shell of yesterdays,
To risk being disturbed and changed.

May I have the courage today
To live the life that I would love,
To postpone my dream no longer
But do at last what I came here for
And waste my heart on fear no more.”

~ John O’Donohue