Friday, June 27, 2008

Everyday Magic


There is a moment, at the end of a long summer's day, when the liquid amber sun is about to slip gently between the trees.  Suddenly, it flares to life one last time, catching the most ordinary of things, and making them seem as if they are lit from within.  It is a moment of extraordinary grace, when the world around us glows.  Raise your face to the sun at this moment, and the world is transformed before your very eyes.  The silken threads of a spider's web become the arches of a glowing cathedral.  The tiniest of insects dance in the air, and you feel, for a moment, as though you are bathed in light.  The very earth seems to hum with life.

Then suddenly, the air cools, the light fades, and the sun melts softly over the edge of the earth.  Night descends.  Nunc dimittis

28 comments:

  1. See, I todl you! DEAP/DEEP!

    Enjoy Friday!
    :0)
    Tara
    xo

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  2. Just beautiful, Mary! I got lost in your words and had to just sit a moment drinking it all in.

    ((hugs)) Rosie

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  3. What a gorgeous shot and a beautiful moment! I love this time of day when everything looks so magical! Enjoy your weekend!

    Amanda:)

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  4. The words are inspirational and the photo is beautiful. Together they project a feeling of peacefulness.

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  5. More lovely than the scene are the words that describe it. Thank you for such beautiful prose this morning...

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  6. I'm captivated.

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  7. It's a warm light that can actually save a life. The heat of the sun was the first sensation that helped bring my stepfather out of a dangerous depression.

    - Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

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  8. That's a beautiful photo. When I see a picture like yours, it challenges me to try to take better photos. Thank you for that and thank you for lighting up my morning.
    Marnie

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  9. Mary,

    Your words are absolutely beautiful! You have managed to capture that time of day perfectly. It is my favorite time of day, too. Thank you for your words.

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  10. Beautiful, Mary. You have a way with words. Love the photo.
    Have a super weekend!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  11. One can surely get lost in your words and photos. You are a treasure. Your gift for writing and photography is wonderous.
    This post was pure magic.

    Love,
    Sue

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  12. Oh Mary, I am in love with your writing!

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  13. Beautiful.....you have a wonderful way with words Mary...
    Penny

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  14. Beautiful. For the first paragraph I thought you had written the quote and I was thinking "Wow! She decorates, takes amazing photos and is a poet. She's got it all!" I was slightly relieved to see that it was a quote. haha

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  15. Mary, your blog is beautiful. I've only starting reading blogs about four months ago. Yours is one of three that I read everyday. I have to tell you, the way you describe things is so beautiful. Have you ever considered being a writer? You have such a way with words. I'm sure you have been told this before. Your pics are just as beautiful. Love it, Cathy

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  16. Absolutely beautiful - what a nice shot! Thanks for sharing, Mary!

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  17. wow, beautiful post (so true) and gorgeous photo! I love coming to your blog!

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  18. Thank you all for your kind words. Actually, shimmymom, it is not a quote. All my words. Nunc dimittis is part of the Compline -- Evening Prayers -- said in many Roman Catholic monasteries. Saying, in effect: Now thou dost dismiss thy servant, O Lord..." and asking to be blessed and kept safe through the night...

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  19. Absolutely beautiful post, Mary, from beginning to end.

    Thank you!

    Pat

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  20. Beautiful photograph, Mary. Beautifully written words. You have such a way with both.

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  21. WOW, Mary! What a beautiful picture - you're an incredible photographer - and your writing is so poetic. Thank you for sharing God's pictures and your words.
    Blessings,
    Shelia *(o,o)*

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  22. Ah Mary!
    I've missed having my morning cup of coffee with you. Beautifully written my dear.

    Love,
    Julie

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  23. Wow! You have a wonderful way with words......... I could close my eyes and totally feel the moment just from your description. Eloquence.
    -Heather :)

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  24. Beautiful image..and words to go with it.
    Happy weekend!

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  25. Stunning pic! Love the rays of light coming through!

    Kady

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