Walking. On a spot with billions of years left to run.

689 days, almost consecutive. Almost in a row. This daybreak walk at Cove Island Park.

I pause for a moment, looking up at those clouds, their reflection on that water, standing in this silence —  a sacred moment, on sacred ground, could it possibly be a religious experience? For a non-church goer? For one wobbling on a fence?

You’ve stood in this same exact spot over 100x in the past 2 years.

What is that you feel?

“Phenomenal, to be such a small, weak, short-lived being on a planet with billions of years left to run.” Richard Powers, The Overstory.

 


DK Photo on Weed Ave, Stamford, CT. 5:54 a.m. March 25, 2022. More photos from this morning here.

Comments

  1. How I loved that book!! How I cried at the end…and how I hope we give this earth another billion years of vitality. And I love this photo…

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  2. Breathtakingly beautiful photos, David – together with equally breathtaking thoughts for contemplation. Thank you 🙏🌱

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  3. YES. I know how you feel. Small, of no importance whatsoever (well, in the grand scheme anyway), powerless, overwhelmed, wondering, grateful (?), meandering the rich, very rich pickings of your brilliant, library-like mind, and extracting the *just right* morsel for your faithful followers. Well done you.
    Hope to be back in the flock not before too long!

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  4. WOW!!!!!! A keeper!

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  5. Thank you for this unusually gorgeous and otherworldly photo! By the way, spiritual experience and understanding usually have little to do with “church-going” or anything quantifiable. This iridescent scene you witnessed and captured would invite a questioning of “what’s it all about?”

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  6. So many people go through life “missing it” even though it’s all around them.

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  7. Ahhh, so beautiful, pal. One of the silver linings of this pandemic cloud…think it has given us all the opportunity to step back and look at the world from a new angle. With every passing day I become more and more convinced it’s the littlest things that have the most profound impact.

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    • That’s it Lori. Right there.

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    • Lori, good to be back in the flock (even though maybe not as regularly as before but baby steps….) – I often cite a truth I’m almost ashamed to voice: To HH and myself the pandemic had a lot of ‘good’ sides to it. We slowed down, after nearly 25yrs of hardly ever seeing HH, we moved back to Switzerland, right before total lockdown and look what happened. He ‘had’ to work from home (eg HIS office which was planned and fitted out for both of us, vis-à-vis, face to face, but out of which I was banned right from the beginning because of those all important zoom etc meetings all day long…. ), I became a full time ‘home nurser’ (cooking, shopping, cleaning, looking after HH, and, and and…), and we saw each other 24/7 for the next umpteen months. I thought it was hilarious and great, HE missed the direct face-to-face contact badly, when you met somebody it was with masks and he couldn’t tell any longer what moods and ‘thoughts’ crossed his ‘partner’s’ face, business got more difficult and became more weary as the time went by. But for once we had all the time in the world to talk to each other, take part in the life of the partner, exchange not over the phone but in real time… we saved tons of money by cooking every meal and by enjoying it greatly = better health. We didn’t travel the world, we got to know our own country, our new neighbourhood, etc.
      But I think we mostly became truly aware of How good we have it – How thankful we can be to have returned to our home country JUST in time – how richly blessed we are. So yes, it can be a almost sacred realisation but doesn’t have to be. Simple ‘awe’ might suffice… there’s still hope for our Dave 🙂

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  8. Your photos have such thoughtful composition, and this one is particularly remarkable. You have a poet’s eye.

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  9. What an amazing photo.

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  10. A ‘still-point’ in a turning chaotic world! Beautiful 🙂🌈

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  11. great photo. maybe you’re feeling like it’s time to quit your day job, and open up a photography studio with your son… 🙂

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  12. niasunset says:

    WOW! Great photograph. Thank you, Love, nia

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