Moments of Beauty and Contrast

July 28th, 2009

“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow them.”        – Louisa May Alcott


Our travels often bring us special moments. Through miles of storm and cloud, the day can change so quickly. The beauty of the sky and sunlight streaming through darkness fills our hearts with joy and peace.  At these times it is easier to be awakened to the contrast, and to remember the constants of life beyond the storms- this is but a temporary place.  We breathe deeply, remembering the same contrasts, constants and transitions in our own lives.   And we move on.

5 Responses to “Moments of Beauty and Contrast”

  1. Edelweiss Transplantedon 28 Jul 2009 at 11:36 am

    Lovely photo, Beau. Someone once told me that the name for a stream of sunlight through a cloud is a “glory” — like a glimpse of heaven.

  2. R. Shermanon 30 Jul 2009 at 9:27 am

    Great photo. We do get marvelous sky around here.


  3. pamelaon 30 Jul 2009 at 9:31 am

    The photo is remarkable, but the post is even better. I’ve read it several times now; it’s a keeper. Thank you.

  4. Beauon 30 Jul 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Edelweiss- Glory is a wonderful word… glorious even came to mind when I saw the light through the clouds. A glimpse of heaven indeed, thanks.
    Randall- We sure do; I hope to see a few from your travels west…
    Pamela- And thank you too… :)

  5. Sageon 31 Jul 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Nice photo–I’m going to have to post some sky photos from a recent canoe trip.