Thursday, October 23, 2008

Magical Moments


My initial response (and OH!, what a response!) to this photo was framed in thoughts of the location. But that left me wanting for a more satisfying definition of what the image generated within.


Today, after sharing the picture with a lovely new Friend, I revisited the emotions created by this overwhelming panorama. And now I know what it is that stirs me so about it. It does not relate to anything geographic (with all due respect to The National Geographic Society [its publisher] [smile].) No, Dear Friend, it stirs a core awareness of a relationship. A particular relationship of some twenty years passed. A union of Souls, Minds, Spirits, Dreams, Hopes, and yes, Bodies … that took us away from all that existed without. We lived in the lush, secure, and plentiful bounty of Love freely known, given, and confided in. The world below (for we did, indeed, live in the rarified air of a summit that transcended all that was obscured by the ‘clouds’ of our Bliss) was indistinguishable from where we existed. And it was just as this magnificent creation of art portrays. How gladdened my heart is to find an illustration of those magical moments. What a Gift!

I do hope that you too, Dear Reader, can attach a memory … or, perhaps, a hope … to the emotions and energies of this wonderful Presentation.




IMAGE is entitled “Our Good Earth,“ and is the handiwork of Charles C. Mann; published by National Geographic

10 comments:

lime said...

the image i would attach with such a memory is quite different from the one you present. but it makes me feel what you describe to see the picture and hear your memory. i am glad you have had such moments. i know you cherish them.

John-Michael said...

Yet another 'peek' through a window into the stuff that has brought me here. I am glad to share it with you, My Dearest of Friends. Thank you, Lime, for your sweet Presence in my world.

Lovingly ...

keeper of the chocolates said...

beautiful image. it makes me feel safe and hopeful :)

John-Michael said...

"hopeful:)" from You, My Precious keeper of the chocolates Friend, spawns the image of your beautiful family in my recollection. And I can think of nothing more hope-inspiring or smile-inducing than that Gift, that enjoys the ties of Family, with you.

Thank you, Dear One, for blessing my heart with your sweet presence.

Lisa L. said...

When I look, I see an escape into peace. It would be wonderful to have somewhere so beautiful to go when my anxiety is overwhelming me. Perhaps, now I can go there in my mind. Thank you.

John-Michael said...

I do, genuinely, hope that this will be something that makes your living more enjoyable, and your anxieties less threatening. To do this for you, Dear Lisa, would give me great satisfaction.

Lovingly ...

nitebyrd said...

To have a memory that stirs so vividly while looking at that beautiful picture tells me you are a lucky man.

John-Michael said...

Oh yes!, indeed I am a "lucky man." You could not be more right, Dear NiteByrd. And (if you will kindly allow) I honestly and sincerely add ... You in my life only compounds my good fortune. I love you (you know!)

Jen Ballantyne said...

Dear John Michael, please forgive me for not having visited you here in so long. Before I left for hospital I was suffering rather badly from, I guess it was depression although I am not quite sure, I do know that AI had no heart or inspiration to blog or visit blogs, I needed to shut down and insulate myself from the world I think which is unlike what I normally need. Anyway, without going on and on and boring you senseless I just want to thank you so very, very much for your continued support. Believe me it does not go unnoticed ever and I do so appreciate your kindness and love, I know it helps my healing and my well being. I don't deserve you, but thank you so much all the same. Take good care, much love Jen B. xxx PS: This photo hits down in the solar plexus somewhere when you first gaze upon it. It is stunning and indeed, thought provoking.

John-Michael said...

My Precious, Darling Jen ... "Survival" ... that is the word that I first heard from the physician who I had been referred to for help with my being overwhelmed with the 'stuff' that Life had brought to my doorstep. "First ... before you can address, or respond to, any of these overwhelming circumstances ... you must survive." he said. And, Dear Friend, I accepted that wisdom (and the permission and 'license' that it granted me) and began learning to gently push aside those elements of otherwise healthy and potentially 'nourishing' elements on my plate ... and just 'nibble' on what I am able to, at that moment. So, Sweet Angel, I have had, not the slightest concern about any absence of direct comment or message from you. For, you see, my love-filled heart has, all the while, been focused on you, your well-being, and your survival in every respect ... emotional, mental, spiritual, and, indeed, physical. For, don't you know, I love you. [smile]

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