Those things that I can see even with my eyes quite tightly closed are objects of reverence and awe. No matter how much I admire the visible world for its quirks and art and prettiness, I cannot always navigate it with precision. I often can’t recognize faces out of their expected contexts. I miss obvious details that people around me have noted with nonchalance. I fail to see the marvel in many a beautiful everyday thing.So when the attractions of anything are so intense that they live, beyond existing in the visible world, within the depths of my mind’s eye, I accord them special significance. They become icons of a sort, or waking dreams. I can carry with me those images that hold their places in my soul with something stronger than mere physical presence can ever begin to attain.
this is a beautiful post. thanks for sharing with me
So glad you enjoyed it! Glad to have you here. 🙂 xoxo!
Wonderful post Kath!
Have a beatuiful week ahead.
🙂 Mandy xo
Thanks, my sweet Mandy! I’m having a marvelous time with family and friends and, while I look forward to the time when we settle back into the usual start-of-school patterns and life, I’m happily looking at moon and stars and all of the other inspirational ephemera around me for now. Much love to you, and I hope you’re having a wonderful time, too! xoxo, Kathryn
The super moon has been amazing this summer! The world and heavens are rich in magical details, large and small. XO
You said it! I’m loving the ability to see so much clarity and character in the moon when it’s like this!
Beautiful post, Kathryn…reminding us of the beauty and awe-inspiring marvels around us. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful weekend! xo
I *have* had many a wonderful weekend since you wrote, thank you, and not least of all because of that beauty. And the awe-inspiring marvels of friends like you!!
Good to know, Kathryn, and it’s great to have wonderful friends here on WP…I just wrote a poem about friends, too. I wish I could keep up, though. I have to get ready for work, but will be back later to catch up in your world! Sending hugs! 🙂