Friday, September 21, 2012

Rain and the Places of Resonance

Today I woke up to the sound of raindrops dotting themselves on leaves and ground and stone.  I felt a certain peace, a certain clarity, a true stillness.  

Where is that place of resonance for you?

Sometimes, for me, it is intentionally staying inside my house, away from the rush, and the craziness, and the expectation.  Sometimes it's going onto a blog that always has wisdom and beauty to impart.   Sometimes it is taking some photos of something beautiful, or light-filled.

Sometimes that place of resonance is a moment on an overcast, chilly, fall Sunday morning, when we open the doors to the narthex and we are hit with a cloud of incense and a gust of warmth and the sound of the harmonizing choir.

And sometimes it is refusing to be confined by four walls, being near rushing water and filling my lungs with clean forest air.

Where is that place of resonance for you?  That place where rain covers over the worries of life or sun warms your back to help you keep on going....

Go there this weekend.

"Let the rain kiss you.  Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops." 

                                                                                                                               -Langston Hughes


Langston Hughes was from the last Lost Generation.  Generation X is considered the current Lost Generation....

(c) 2012 photography and writing by Chloe - all rights reserved 

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