“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

9.21.2009

In which I am left breathless



A visit to Bridgette's.
There was an Autumn Glow.
Breathless.
There was a link to Graceann Warn.
Breathless.
There was the video above, shared by both women.
Breathless.

I am in mind of that prayer.
Thou art everywhere, but I worship thee here.

I am seldom this moved.
I can count on one hand
the times I have truly been left
physically breathless
by a piece of art.
Many, many have come close,
very close.
Until today,
only one.
A Polaroid by Ansel Adams.
A Polaroid!
Michael & I saw it on display
years ago at the museum here in town,
a show of Adams' work.
I stood and stared,
reminding myself to breathe.
We looked at each other
and Michael laughed,
thinking about Ansel taking that photo.
"Got it",
he would've said.
Enough.
And then he would have walked away.
exhale

9 comments:

  1. I love this video. It has inspired me. Thank you.

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  2. Wow! To live so simply would be both a hardship and a true blessing. Thank you, I love this video. How absolutely breathtaking they look. Art is in the eyes of the beholder, everywhere. Love to you!

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  3. Absolutely stunning! I may too have to blog about that .... if only just to keep a record of those beatiful pictures.

    Wow ... I means really.

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  4. Yes...breathless. Completely.
    Oh, my soul.

    xo

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  5. It absolutely blows my mind that we live on the same planet! I forget that although the world seems so small there are still indigenous tribes left. Thank you for this today...so beautiful!

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  6. To everyone - the thanks go out from me also to Bridgette & Graceann. Bridgette's work has always made me stand still for a moment; it is so wonderful. Graceann's work I'd never seen until Bridgette provided a link, and I was blown away by it also. Seriously, when I get rich, a piece by each of these women and that crow photograph by Robert Langham are on my list of must-haves. All gorgeous.

    :) Debi

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  7. I have no words... other than a huge thank you to you, I am speechless..

    :-)

    (((hugs))),
    love,
    me

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  8. my sister-in-law shared this with me a couple of weeks ago and i was mesmerized beyond words -seriously entranced.

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