Tuesday, December 2, 2014

joy, revisited

As the day drew to a frustrating end I headed out of town toward home, then realized I needed to return to the office and leave something I had forgotten to take out of my portfolio.  My stress level rising as I thought about the FINAL final I would be taking online tomorrow, I was grinding my teeth in aggravation.  Already late to my study time, I was beginning to fume.  I looped back through town, taking short cuts on side streets to save time.  I topped a small hill and suddenly looked up, jamming my brakes down, coming to a halt in the middle of the street.  I suddenly remembered the prompt for the NaBloPoMo blogging challenge this month: JOY.
As I gazed up, I saw the beauty of the setting sun reflected on the billowing clouds, and felt my jaws and shoulders relax.  That perfect moment of joy, when you see a sky you know will never be exactly that perfect again.  The joy of being alive and present in the moment.

Joy.  Pure, simple.  And I will share my moment.  Through my photos.
  
















...life is good. find your joy.  ~cath
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8 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos Cathy. What a wonderful sky. They are not only joyful but they are also inspiring. They make me want to blow the dust off my camera and go wandering.

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  2. Thanks Mary. It seems like when I feel most disengaged from life, my camera rescues me. I was pretty lucky to get these shots through my dirty windshield with my iPhone. :)

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  3. Beautiful thoughts. Beautiful pictures. No wonder you felt JOY.

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    1. Thanks, Pennie. I always watch clouds. Something about the ever changing forms fascinate me, like a work of art in progress. Glad you enjoyed my photos.

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  4. Ahh, what a lovely beginning to a new week seeing your beautiful pictures and reading your inspiring post, Cath - thank you!

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments Barbara! :)

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