Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Every Path Hath a Puddle

Sun breaks through the mist and rain to illuminate my day.
... like a grain of fire
God plants His undivided power
Buries His thought too vast for worlds
In seed and root and blade and flower...
--- Thomas Merton

16 Comments:

Anonymous chiefbiscuit said...

This is just what I needed to read and see today - thank you Endment, it's beautiful.

5:20 PM  
Blogger kerrdelune said...

Endment, I needed this today too, and I thank you for that incandescent lotus, for the frog and the words of Thomas Merton.

5:43 PM  
Anonymous Hasty Brook said...

Amen Endment! I needed it too. (How did you know?) :)

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Hasty Brook said...

BTW-
I've been looking for something "different" to read. I just took Thomas Merton down off the shelf. Thanks for the nudge!

7:16 PM  
Blogger rosanne h said...

One of my all-time favorite quotes -- I actually just read that quote today where I had used it, along with an ink drawing, to decorate the cover of my handmade art journal! It was a very nice discovery to find the quote along with the beautiful photos here tonight. Thank you!

10:57 PM  
Anonymous Karen said...

How very peaceful and inspiring

1:31 AM  
Blogger Pam in Tucson said...

Such beautiful photos! I'm very fond of frogs, and the flower is exquisite. I'm just heading for bed after a long, long work day. These inspiring words will be with me as I fall asleep. Thank you for this lovely post.

3:24 AM  
Blogger saz said...

Endment - I'm visiting from Claude's Blogging In Paris. I've seen your comments on other blogs but never checked your page before...what a treasure trove I've been missing!

5:00 AM  
Blogger lenĂ© said...

Another heart-warming post. Thanks for bringing a smile to my day, Endment. :)

10:37 AM  
Blogger Potato Print said...

Hi Endment
I needed this today right now, and there it was. The lotus flower with its roots in mud has such a strong inspirational pull on me. The frog! The haiku helped me see through the angry shadows at work. Thank you so much.

6:05 PM  
Blogger silverlight said...

If your path has a puddle, Wade in have a good splash.
You can always bathe later.

2:41 AM  
Anonymous SB said...

So lovely...

Did you get my note?

How is Harmony?

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Fran aka Redondowriter said...

I am a Thomas Merton aficianado and these words were perfect for today. Yes, we do have puddles and we do have frogs sometimes, but aren't we glad we do?

11:46 PM  
Blogger LauraHinNJ said...

Beautiful pics!

Love the low angle on the lily - is it growing in one of your ponds? The color is so soft and subtle. My lilies this year are all brash pinks and purples - miss the soft, quiet colors.

1:25 AM  
Blogger Tim Rice said...

Beautiful photos and Merton was a great writer.

9:19 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Wade in the water... lovely choice to pair these photos with that quote.

6:14 PM  

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