Weekly Photo Challenge – Fleeting / Travel Theme – Peaceful
“To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality.”
I’ve been a bit behind on blogging of late, as my husband and I have been away visiting family in the northeast. When I saw the subjects “fleeting” and “peaceful” I knew immediately what I would post. Those who have been following my blog may remember some time ago I included a simple poem written by my granddaughter Elisabeth. For today’s post I’d like to share her poem “Everyone Has A Place”, which she wrote last week for her first-grade assignment on Nature.
“Everyone Has a Place”
by Elisabeth Schell
I would like to go To a place that
Is quiet and peaceful Like a little garden
With no one there But me where I could
listen to the Soft sound of birds
Where I can hear the Wind glistening In the air
I will find this place And you can find your place Too
“Life is short. Time is fleeting.”
The peaceful beauty of nature, although we may document it with our photography, is fleeting. So too is childhood, as I am powerfully reminded whenever I see my lovely granddaughter. Sadly, our time with our families is fleeting as well, especially when we are geographically distant. Treasure your moments with those you love – as the Buddha said “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future. Concentrate the mind on the present moment.” Too soon it will be gone, never to be recaptured.