Ocean and sea shore contain all the elements of Nature in a primal form. There is the sun and the element of fire. There is the ocean or sea and the element of water. There is the land with the element of earth and the ocean and sea breezes with the element of air. Spending time in this environment brings our own bodily elements back into balance.
~ Ted Andrews, Nature-Speak
Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu,
Buddhist, Sufi, or Zen. Not any religion
or cultural system. I am not from the East
or the West, nor out of the ocean or up
from the ground, not natural or ethereal, not
composed of elements at all. I do not exist,
am not an entity in this world or the next,
did not descend from Adam or Eve or any
origin story. My place is placeless, a trace
of the traceless. Neither body nor soul.
~ Jalalu’ddin Rumi
11 thoughts on “Elemental”
Gosh, Robin, these photos are stunning! Hope you’re feeling better and you all have a wonderful weekend!
Another breathtaking post! Hope you do well, Robin!
What a joy it always is to gaze at your photos and slowly read through the words you post.
Beautiful quotes and photos. Hope you’re feeling a little better today…
Yea … you had some blue skies on that trip northward!
Beautiful words, ideas and photo’s Robin, such a magnificent craggy shoreline. (hope your cold has decided to pack it’s bags and leave you in peace ) Happy new trails xPenx
Beautiful! I hope you are feeling better, Robin!
Be still my heart~~you’re quoting Rumi. Love the elemental photos and messages here. Wonderful to experience this Sunday.
Thank you so much everyone. 🙂 On the cold front, things are improving, but the remnants (cough and stuffiness) linger. I appreciate all your well wishes.
Hi Robin. I’ve spent lots of happy times exploring Cape Breton Island. I have never seen the Bras d’Or Lakes when they weren’t colored silver. Jane
Hi Jane. I wish I could have spent more time exploring. It was one of the most beautiful places I’ve every visited. 🙂