I left the Diana Mini at home and took my Panasonic Lumix Digital camera. I like digital. It's fast and immediate and you get a real sense of connection with the camera. It feels more like the camera is an extension of yourself. Taking pictures really gets you to work in the present, I get totally absorbed and lost in the moment. I am grateful that my dog Jasper has patience and can keep himself amused whilst I get lost in taking pictures. Walking on the beach, I noticed the top layer of sand was being whipped up, and as it twisted and twirled into a mini sand storm, I was reminded of the ever changing landscape, nothing is permanent, it always looks the same and yet it isn't - the impermeance of nature.
I signed up to SWAY by Lisa Baldwin Zen at Play. During November I received eight ponderings, delivered by email, twice a week. I read them, pondered them, and filed them. Then, yesterday, I got a real understanding of what it was like to SWAY, to feel the impermeance, to feel a place so vulnerable within you that you are left gasping, knowing you have a choice, to LET GO, or to hold on.
Nature, teaches us beautifully that to LET GO is the only way of being. I read this yesterday -
|A beautiful feather on the beach
|Tree refected in a puddle
|Jasper - looks like he's in a wind tunnel!