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Nothingness   2 comments

Brother Tom at the Fish Market Window in Seattle — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Nothingness

Staring out the window
nothing comes into view,
fog drafts off the sound

It doesn’t matter
if nothing is seen,
gaze drafts afar

Even the usual seagulls
are overlooked,
even their calls

It is as if my senses
have ceased,
for the duration

Standing at the window
in my solitude,
fade into nothingness

Yet, still waiting
in my loneliness,
the vacuum to end.

— kenne

 

Lily Of The Desert   1 comment

Mariposa Lily — Image by kenne

I cherish the solitude

of walking alone in nature —

no feelings of loneness

where everything around

me is alive and alert

to my presence

a spirit of closeness

and unity serving

in ecstatic integration.

— kenne

Bonsai Bose Art and Loneliness   Leave a comment

Bonsai Bose Art — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Loneliness is creeping in on my moments of solitude.
After a busy day, I have always enjoyed those moments of solitude,
an opportunity to relax and ponder existence. But with age,
solitude has become a prison of living day to day with weary pain. 

I was a runner for years, then I became a jogger, now a walker
just trying
to keep my balance. The change over time was slow enough,
allowing adjustments to the aging process. But in recent years,
the decline has begun to move at a hurried pace.

Strenght has disappeared, limbs have grown stiff, and every function 
less accurate with every fiber of my being frail and overwrought with life. 
So, here I am, imprisoned in the last stage of life, soon to become an empty ghost.
Still, I’m reminded, being old is a privilege.

— kenne

Finding Solitude Out On The Trail   Leave a comment

 

Saguaro Cactus-Edit-4-72-2Bear Canyon Trail — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
Sing, and the hills will answer;
Sigh, it is lost on the air;
The echoes bound to a joyful sound,
But shrink from voicing care.
— from “Solitude” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Solitude   1 comment

solitude-72“Solitude” — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The secret of a good old age
is simply an honorable pact
with solitude
.”

. . . from One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

Solitude   Leave a comment

Solitude 2015 05 04_0587_edited-1 blogSolitude — Image by kenne

Solitude is not freedom for it exists only in a black and white world.

— kenne

This Side of Paradise   Leave a comment

Yellow Bird of Pardise-1522 framed blogA Yellow Bird of Paradise Blossom — Image by kenne

Sunday morning

after a late night,

a time to relax

and listen to the dark

rhythmic sounds of 

Avishai Cohen —

“There is a crack in everything.

That’s how the light gets in.”

Enjoy the grove as you

drift into solitude.

— kenne

Solitude — “I’ll Take Mine On The Rocks!”   1 comment

Sabino Dam-02-12-14-0027-blog“Spring On The Rocks” (Sabino Creek near the dam.) — Image by kenne

“When you sit in silence long enough, you learn that silence has a motion.
It glides over you without shape or form, exactly like water.
Its color is silver.
And silence has a sound you hear only after hours of wading inside it.
The sound is soft, like flute notes rising up, like the words of glass speaking.
Then there comes a point when you must shatter the blindness of its words,
the blindness of its light.”

― Anne Spollen, The Shape of Water

Leopold Point   4 comments

 

Hiking group (1 of 1)-6 blog framedHikers at Leopold Point signing, JOY, to my wife who is recovering from surgery — thanks for the kindness. (June 24, 2016)
— Images by kenne

Leopold Point

We hike the Catalina trials
around bid boulders
under the giant ponderosas
opening to fern meadows.

We reach the ridge
above the pine tops
sharing our unceasing
love for the splendid views.

We are nature enthusiasts
devoted to nurturing our senses
connecting more deeply
with life’s experiences.

We follow the trial
to Leopold Point
a special place to sit
in group solidarity.

We chatter away
while being mindful
to capture a moment
in brief solitude.

We have learned
the value of moment
by moment awareness
in connecting to nature.

— kenne

Click on any of the following tiled images to see in a slideshow format.

“Now, more than ever, we need nature as a balancing agent.” 

— Richard Louv

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