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Nov 7, 2012

a little earth to walk on

The Oresteia

How do we hang on to moments that are dear to us? When I'm hiking, I often stop along the way to listen. I listen to the wind in the trees, the squirrels and the birds. Lately, the rains have released all the scents of the forest, and I breathe in deeply the wonderful earth.

Then there are the other moments that can only be memories. Memories that come to me in dreams, through dishes my Mom used to make, through the old photographs my Father took of us growing up, songs he liked or through the Spanish language my Mom spoke.

As a child, I loved reading books, and I'm trying to rekindle that love. This week, I've been reading The Oresteia by Aeschylus, Robert Fagles translation. There is a kind of peace and expansion that reading brings on.

What are you holding onto this week?

joining 52 photos for holding


ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful post ~ I think of Bob Hope who ended every act with 'Thanks for the Memories' ~ so I hold on to the loving memories of all those who have gone before me and feel their love ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

annie said...

It is a wonderful post and a great reminder to stop and be aware of the beauty in our lives.

Poetic Artist said...

Beautiful Post..Memories ..
Hugs to You.

Tracy said...

This is so lovely, Juana. I want to sit and hold this gentle for a while. This ties in so well with my focus on gratitude this month. The autumn holidays find me sifting through memories more often. And as we prepare to travel to visit my family for Thanksgiving soon, I find a lot of happy memories surfacing as I go throughout my day. And I can relate to the peace & expansion of reading that you describe! Happy Days, my friend ((HUGS)) P.S. The redecorating continues. The living room/studio is being painted now!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful quotation your photo highlights. Thanks for sharing this.

Bella said...

So tender. Thank you for sharing. I'm holding on to solitude this week as I sink back into my home & routine :)

Ms. Becky said...

what a beautiful, insightful post. it fills the senses. happy week to you Juana.

kat {pipkin hollow} said...

There is a gentle quiet about this post that I love. Taking in and holding moments through the senses ... mindful.

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