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Morning light

This morning
This morning

Be still
Stillness reveals the secrets of eternity

~ Lao Tzu

Everything sparkles
Everything sparkles

I think I will do nothing for a long time but listen, And accrue what I hear into myself… and let sound contribute toward me.

~ Walk Whitman, Leaves of Grass

Wishing on a star
Wishing on a star

Now we will count to twelve
and we will all keep still.

For once on the face of the earth
let’s not speak in any language,
let’s stop for one second,
and not move our arms so much…

~ Excerpt from a poem by Pablo Neruda

Have a seat in the stillness of morning
Have a seat in the stillness of morning

Go outside.  Don’t tell anyone and don’t bring your phone.  Start walking and keep walking until you no longer know the road like the palm of your hand, because we walk the same roads day in and day out, to the bus and back home and we cease to see.  We walk in our sleep and teach our muscles to work without thinking and I dare you to walk where you have not yet walked and I dare you to notice.  Don’t try to get anything out of it, because you won’t.  Don’t try to make use of it, because you can’t.  And that’s the point.  Just walk, see, sit down if you like.  And be.  Just be, whatever you are with whatever you have, and realise that that is enough to be happy.

~ Charlotte Eriksson

Autumn decorations
Autumn decorations

To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.

~ Lao Tzu

Looking within
Looking within

Be good, be kind, be loving.  Just Be.  🙂

Today’s joys:  The beauty and stillness of the early morning; the amazing light of autumn; colors, textures, sights, sounds, tastes, scents; fog that drifts across the meadows; stillness.



Robin is a photographer, artist, writer, wife, sometime poet, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, friend, and occasional traveler currently living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She finished a 365 commitment to get outside every day in 2011, and has turned it into a lifelong commitment taking one or more walks each day. Robin will continue to share her walks through her words and images on Breezes at Dawn. Older posts can be found at Life in the Bogs, her previous blog. Robin and her husband are in the midst of renovating the house and property they refer to as the Wabi-Sabi Ranch, 35 acres that include marsh, a dock on a tidal creek, meadows, and woodlands. Every day brings new discoveries.

20 thoughts on “Morning light

    1. LOL, Dawn!! My husband asked the same thing when I showed him the photos from this morning’s sunrise. (He was busy getting ready for work and missed all the sunbeams and spotlights.)


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