Dawn Rising

“Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.” — Emily Dickinson I’d share an orange sorbet sunrise with you at 16 or 82, like this cool, mellow morning —  what a privilege to see so many day-beginnings  with your kindness beside me, blue sky & clouds rising, a path before us, another excursion of our ongoing,Continue reading “Dawn Rising”

Dreamy Days

The sky was calling me to bask outside, to feel the solar rays and the easy breeze of an uncharacteristically cool June day — and those swirling clouds slowly changing shape reminded me of the glorious ways  of childhood summers,  dreamy days, rock collecting,  daisy-bouquet making,  bluejay chasing days  when it seemed I had all Continue reading “Dreamy Days”

Distant Light

…the evidence of things not seen. — Hebrews 11:1 I look long into the sky, peering into blue-gray clouds, straining to see past the nebulous,  thick layer into calm space, so wanting to see the flicker-lit night, the distant light that happened in the past, memory from another day, and I find on this nightContinue reading “Distant Light”

A Pleasant Passing

I saw a wispy puff of spring next to a little sunny bloom on a warm afternoon in January. The sun sent waves through the crystalline blue, and I was content to sit under the cloud-strewn sky and pray next to the little garden. —C.L. Fisher, January 2021 Unless otherwise indicated, all content, including writingContinue reading “A Pleasant Passing”

One December Afternoon

I see skies of blue/ and clouds of white/ the bright blessed day/ the dark sacred night/ and I think to myself/ what a wonderful world… —From What a Wonderful World, George Douglas I saw myself reflected in silver steps like stones skipping across a river, winding up the evergreen, near deep pools of cobaltContinue reading “One December Afternoon”

A Welcome Surrender

I turned and saw this tree sprawled  against a clouded sky, a stark contrast of autumnal browns against the vibrant blue and white — when I let myself really see the beauty in this world, each moment becomes vital and humbling, the leaves in the final stage before falling, re-turning into the soil, the sunContinue reading “A Welcome Surrender”

Thankful

I am thankful  for gentle  assurances, moments  of stillness,  unexpected  displays  of kindness,  early mornings  in quiet reflection,  moonbeams  before sleeping,  lavender skies that break  into sunrise,  bird song  at dawn,  the laughter  of children,  the changes  of season,  the cover  of trees,  the scent  of a rose,  the simplest  gifts are our  greatest rewards.Continue reading “Thankful”