Saturday, May 16, 2009

Wind, Sun, Shade

It's a sign of just how simple I am, and, in the days of my youth, it would have been a sign that I needed drugs and shock therapy and "care," but I simply cannot describe the spiritual joy that wind in the leaves gives to me, especially when there's shadow and sun. I am literally in love with the sound and the sights, indeed, with the smells. Dappled shade is, and long has been, one of the greatest joys of my life. Today was predicted to be all rainy. Instead, it's been rainy, misty, sunny, windy, changing -- liminal. I am really happier than I know how to express.


OnlyEd said...

Nice post, I like it. Weather is a Blessing of Life from Goddess. I love weather, all kinds. If you haven't read the following book, I think you might be interested:

Weather Shamanism
Harmonizing Our Connection with the Elements
Nan Moss, David Corbin
Bear & Company/Inner Traditions 03/08 Paperback $16.00
ISBN: 9781591430742

Anonymous said...

I grew up on the edge of a forest which has now disappeared under the developer's saw. As a child, I would lay on the moss by the nearby caves and watch the mixture of trees sway and sing above me, the sunlight and shade intermingling as they did. Every spring now, I watch the coming of the song of the trees with anticipation.

I understand your joy.

Rowan Rose