There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard

I found a new place to walk, pray, and do the visio divina stuff. Yippie. The quotes below kind of capture my heart today. Be sure to click through all of these photos. I did more extended vertical shots in this series mostly because the standard frame doesn’t capture the feeling of walking among our trees in the Pacific Northwest. Similarly, the wide landscapes in this series also are an effort to capture the wide, heart-expanding horizons I feel at our beaches accompanied by driftwood that is often parked on our shores. These pieces of wood that were at one point those tall trees when standing upright have many stories to tell. Yes, as I write this I’m beginning to see the analogy to our human lives. Perhaps more on that later. For now, just enjoy. Ponder. Maybe use Matthew 7:24-27 as a subtext where Jesus compares fools with the wise. These are from Carkeek Park.
“I have not always chosen the safest path. I’ve made my mistakes, plenty of them. I sometimes jump too soon and fail to appreciate the consequences. But I’ve learned something important along the way: I’ve learned to heed the call of my heart. I’ve learned that the safest path is not always the best path and I’ve learned that the voice of fear is not always to be trusted.” ~ Steve Goodier

You wake from dreams of doom and–for a moment–you know: beyond all the noise and the gestures, the only real thing, love’s calm unwavering flame in the half-light of an early dawn.” ~ Dag Hammarskjöld