Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Thought for Autumn

"Living is not thinking. Thought is formed and guided by objective reality outside us. Living is the constant adjustment of thought to life and life to thought in such a way that we are always growing, always experiencing new things in the old and old things in the new. Thus life is always new." ~~ Thomas Merton


The normally pacific Pacific roared in obscurity as gale force North Winds lifted sand into the air, blowing its needle stabs against soft flesh, the invisible shoving the visible, at times obliterating an entire ocean from view along with seaside dwellings. Like grief overtaking a once jolly heart, like greed steamrolling consideration, like unrestrained sin leading a mortal to certain tragedy, the inspiration of a boundless, sun speckled sea lay hidden from sight by the tyrant wind. Yet the sea remained - to be experienced another day, once the storm...has passed.

Oh heart, stay true.


For photos of shifting sand sculptures click here.

6 comments:

His Love is the Theme of My Song said...

The Lord speaks to us through nature, clearly showing us His ways, love, faithfulness, compassion, strength, tolerance. The beach is the place I feel the closest to Him...

Love the new look of your blog!

Cherie said...

Thanks, J!

liz said...

Cherie, I like this new template - and of course your refreshing insights. Hope the transition back to routine isn't too hard. Thanks for the update about your parents too. blessings x

Sandy's Notes said...

I love the new look! How exciting! I especially love the color you picked, water, it show how connected you are to it.

Your writings just keep getting better and better Cherie.

Gardenia said...

Very nice - deep, like the ocean. The bottomo photo was especially nice - I love the mist - the pic says much too.

Cherie said...

Liz, Sandy, and Gardenia, thanks for taking the time to contribute! You soothe the soul. all three of you.