1.17.2009

Pilgrimage


each moment
each step
each breath
for me
is a pilgrimage
a homage
to the next and the one that came before

to wander deeply into a soft heart
is to immerse into a vast world
of unending delicacies

how many snowflakes lay on a forest's winter floor
how many stars paint the night
how many grains of sand live in the sea
life is an unending pilgrimage for me

though I live in a tiny cabin I call home
I still live with a feeling of wandering

Four years ago I began a pilgrimage
wandering in a few countries
writing and honoring the wisdom that was revealed within
the quiet words
listening to the voice of the wind
the sway of the trees
and songs of the birds

each moment is a sacred journey



For more writings on 'Pilgrimage' : Sunday Scribblings
For more Flowers: Today's Flowers
For more wonderful Landscapes: Scenic Sunday
See it Sunday has the theme of Flower this week

52 comments:

  1. Wow! The colour of the flower is wonderful. And the moon shot...from that perspective is just phenomenal.

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  2. Lovely! Love both. The bottom pic is my fav though!

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  3. Lovely picture and words. Thanks again for stopping by, might just enter that comp after all.

    Oh and See It Sunday theme this week is flower, thought your top pic would be a good entry :O)

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  4. Like a peaceful meditation, a beauteous rest, this post is. :)

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  5. That flower colud be in See It Sunday Challenge too !!!

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  6. Beautiful thoughts, beautiful pictures.

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  7. Your words give me goose bumps. The rising moon photo is stunning and iconic, like the eye of a god.

    I recently read a quote somewhere by Charles Darwin: ‘A man who dares to waste one hour of his life has not discovered the value of life.’

    As you say, ‘Each moment is a sacred journey’.

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  8. That picture of the moon rising below the crest of that mountain was so startling, it jolted me into a different place of mind, a minor pilgrimage of my own. Beautiful photo, with just the right words for accompaniment.

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  9. This is a beautiful entry. I love the moon shot. You were in the right place at the right time.

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  10. Lovely to have you all visit!

    That flower is another one that I have not figured out what it is. I took its portrait in a empty lot downtown Whitefish,MT. I do believe it is a weed and it is tiny! And lovely.

    The moon image was a year ago February. I have a series of images of it coming up up up and all the way up risen above the mountains' horizon.

    Genie Sea, so glad you had a beauteous rest, that makes my heart happy.

    Son, I so agree with Darwin! If my words can inspire goose bumps, how sweet that is for me, for I am finding a way to express what I deeply feel.

    anno ~ how wonderful that you were startled into your own pilgrimage.

    Miz Katie, people w/C, Puzzlesnlaughs, CraigM, Nukke, George, thank you all for your thoughs and appreciations.

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  11. Lovely words and art!
    Love the voice of the wind.

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  12. each moment
    each breath
    each step
    Beautiful!

    Love the cool pic too!

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  13. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL post. Thank you for this:)

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  14. Lovely. I like that you combined flowers and pilgrimage into one post. You have some beautiful photos.

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  15. Your words are beautiful and moving as are your images. Thanks and happy Sunday.

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  16. What a delicate flower and what a wonderful colour it has! I also love the moon shot, yes, its phenomenal!
    I also love your winter pictures with these masses of snow and icicles - great!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Love the combination of the photos with the poem, each complementing the other.

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  18. These delicate flowers are very pretty!

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  19. A beautiful and inspiring post - the bookends of photos are truly spectacular.

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  20. Your composition of the photos and words together is breath taking.
    Smiles B

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  21. Tammie: Our lives are all richer for the journey you've taken us on, through this beautiful journal.

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  22. Tammie: Wonderful flowers and neat writings and Moon photo on your site.

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  23. Words and photos meld into an experience that i can share vicariously. Skillful use of occasional rhyme. This left me as refreshed as would a walk in the woods.

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  24. Moon is falling down to the hill. ;-)

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  25. It's beautiful, thanks!

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  26. Tammy, thanks for your visit. Nature is so wonderful - I am most happy when I can hike in the mountains and so...

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  27. Thanks for the visit! You have lovely photos at your place! Best wishes//Eva

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  28. Thank you for visiting my blog and giving me such a wonderful gift to view and read in your blog! Wow what inspirational words, feelings that are emitted through your pictures and verses! Truly beautiful.

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  29. Gorgeous flower....

    My entry this week : in HERE. I hope you have time to visit. Thanks

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  30. Great flower, thank you for visiting my blog today!

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  31. I like the colour of the flower.
    Lovely pink.

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  32. Love those pretty purple flowers. How wonderful.

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  33. Lovely images and words!
    I came for the flowers but left with the magnificence of the moon.

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  34. A beautiful expression of your soul, expressed well and with feeling. Words like these can inspire others to open their eyes and follow their own pilgrimage. And the photos are lovely moments in time.

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  35. Great shots. The color of the flower in the first shot is gorgeous!

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  36. I love that beautiful pink flower!! And the moon picture is gorgeous, too! Mmmmmmmmmm. Thanks for those links, especially the one to the flower pictures. I do love flowers.

    Thank you so much, Tammie Lee, for celebrating with me!! xoxo Serena Pia

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  37. I love these flowers...when i looked at them I kept hearing the word "pinwheel" Thanks for sharing!

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  38. Hi! What a lovely blog you have. I just looked thru what I call "the first page". You have some wonderful photos. My 10 year old son especially liked your snow critters! Thanks for your kind comments on my Sky Watch Friday post.

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  39. "Unending delicacies." To taste each moment along a path signed just for you.

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  40. These are beautiful and oh so delicate

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  41. I liked the lilting whole, and especially one line that spoke louder than the rest, for I live with a feeling of wandering as well : )

    The moon rolling down the mountainside is spectacular ; )

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  42. Is that the moon?! That's an awesome shot! The flower shot is lovely, too!

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  43. such wonderful photos, very cool moments i love all your post.

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  44. Ahhhhh...just beautiful...

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  45. That is a magical shot of the moon, breathtaking...

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  46. This is really beautiful! :)

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  47. Wow, way too long since I was over here. The shot makes it look as if the moon is laboring up a hill.

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  48. how many snowflakes lay on a forest's winter floor
    how many stars paint the night
    how many grains of sand live in the sea
    life is an unending pilgrimage for me

    beautiful.

    and i feel that mabye, that little kabin helps you to see each moment as a journy, rather then a vast hugh house, one get lost in.
    same goes for travling, meeting and learning other places and coltures, that too, keeps on alive, and at the moment.

    i am very happy you stopped by my place and left a comment, for i came to see your beautiful words.
    thanky out very much
    blessings
    dhyan

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  49. I know the name of that beautiful flower but I just forgot. I keep thinking on it but duh. I have to go back to the garden shop that I used to go.

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Warm greetings to you~

Thank you for visiting and also for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Seeing through your eyes and heart mean so much to me!

Tammie