Thursday, August 11, 2011


I was thinking today about what defines life. Part of it is being connected to other things. Part of life is the experience from day to day that delineates who we are. If we quit experiencing things does that mean we are no longer connected to that life around us? From time to time I care for elderly folks. I often marvel how long the human body will continue with the mind absent. I often wonder what these people are connected to at this point. Certainly even now my own connection to life is so different from what it was 20 years ago. Life then was so consumed with caring for small ones. Helpless ones that needed the mother bear. Now that time has passed and I have time to consider the clouds, the sunset and the moon stealthily  slipping up to the zenith of the sky. What is it that we do that keeps us connected to life and others? Is it something that we can consider automatic or must we struggle to preserve it? Must we hold tight fearing an unknown surrender ? Or do we open our fingers with an accepting intention and allow the flowers to fall quietly to the ground?


  1. this is a meaningful post - and very thought-provoking... for sometimes, one feels they must remain vigilant so as not to become disconnected... a practice of attentiveness... but once there, it is all about opening and letting go... thank you so much for this!
    have a wonderful friday - how did it get to be friday already?

  2. I'm always in awe of your photos, they speak volumes to me!!!

    Wow...this post is so thought provoking for me...during the last 10 yrs of my grandfathers life he developed dementia...I visited him 3 or 4 times a week and always wondered if I was his connection to the world, or if even who he was with at the moment played that role! You know I think I/we were...

    I do think the older we get the more we consider our surroundings and take the time to enjoy them more for what they are...I know I do!
    Thank you for this wonderful post...


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