Monday, January 11, 2010

Quiet Potential



Of winter's lifeless world each tree
Now seems a perfect part;
Yet each one holds summer's secret
Deep down within its heart.

~Charles G. Stater


The blogging part of me has been hibernating, while the other parts of me have been richly engaged with life.

I think this is going to be a year of movement. Good change. Although, I hope it is slow and gentle, like the gradual evolution of a tree through the cyclical seasons.

The frost is melting from the parts of me that wish to hide. I can feel the buds emerging, some of them opening early to take a peek at what's to come. I have grown too big for the bud. I need more room. More space to grow. More light. My roots have deepened and now it's time for my world to open up a little bit more to the unknown...to the things that have yet to manifest.

I feel something deep within myself awakening... Summer's secret is full of possibility.

24 comments:

  1. Wow...I want some of what you are having!

    Sue

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  2. beautiful write - reminds me always of my favorite Nin quote.

    love the quiet and still photography

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  3. your words and images are so lovely. an awakening, you say? i want one of those too :)

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  4. Gorgeous photos and exciting words, my friend! Selfishly, I'll say that this is just what I need to hear right now. I love that you say you've grown too big for the bud, and I feel much the same in my own life, although this very thought, I will admit, terrifies me.

    Your comments today were so wonderful--a series of gifts that I opened with pleasure. Thank you so much. It's wonderful to reconnect with you here in the new year.

    All best wishes,
    Gigi

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  5. mmmmm how i wish that i felt how your feeling.
    What a happy and positive feeling. Please let us know whatever you wake up to or the possibilities that you find.

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  6. Great pictures ~ especially the top one! I have been wondering where you were ~ I missed you!

    Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my blog. You are always so sweet!

    Spring and Summer ~ always full of possibility indeed!

    xxoo Catherine

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  7. Such beautiful stillness. Perfect for hibernating and coming out anew!!!

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  8. this is inspiring to say the least. i have felt much of the same. i look forward to what changes are opening up from you, because i know we will get to see many of them and benefit from them, too.

    glad to see your post today. you've been missed!

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  9. simply gorgeous - your words inspire and enliven me.

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  10. your photos look just like what it looked like here this morning, but I was too busy getting to the airport to take photos....

    so beautiful !

    and I know that uncomfortable or ill fitting or small bud you speak of....mine shrunk too....

    and only summer...well maybe spring, will bring me the right size to grow into !

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  11. How perfect these images are for your awakening - I felt as if, like Aragorn, I had strayed into a dream when I first saw them. And trees and summer secrets? - you are speaking my language and I understand absolutely.

    xo
    Debi

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  12. Nice post. Wish you the best in 2010.

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  13. Dearest Jaime,
    The tiny hearts that you cast my way, washed over the most tender part of me much like your early morning rain.

    Every single word that you spoke, I have inwardly spoken too.
    Spoken like the haunting whisper of a siren, that over time has left in me a hole big enough for the moon to pass through.
    A hole where the days turned to weeks and the weeks to months, and the shoreline it slipped away...

    But this morning there you were, like a message in a bottle from far away.
    A message that has me longing to board that moon and to sail all the way to where it is that our secrets quietly swim...
    I will be sending a message in a bottle too. One that says "You are deeply loved, and never forgotten, not even for one small day."

    All my love,
    xoxoxo

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  14. so quiet and still and beautiful.

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  15. Beautiful images Jaime. You make me wish for spring to arrive already :-)

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  16. A beautiful post in words and images, as always. You never fail to move me and touch my heart.

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  17. the revealing

    yes

    waiting for the revealing

    ever so beautiful your trees....

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  18. such beautiful images...we are in the midst of a January thaw where I live and your words feel true for me too (not just outside but I mean inside of me as well)

    may you bloom and grow into a fuller version of yourself.

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  19. happy 2010, love!
    let's set a date for a phone chat, so we can talk all about this brand new year!!!
    i can't wait to meet you, i just know we are destined to stand hug to hug soon ;)

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  20. All that possibility just waiting to take root and bloom... truly marvelous, yes?

    :-)

    (((hugs))),
    love,
    me

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  21. hi sweetie, what beautiful thoughts. and filled with such hope.
    xo

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  22. where are you? Have you blossomed? This is the most beautiful post ~ I hope that you are still feeling like this - sigh!

    xo

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  23. Oh yes the possibilities, hidden just beneath that ever so soft dusting of snow. Beautiful, beautiful images.

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