If you ever lose heart and the earth seems as distant as stars fading into the noise of your busy mind, know this. That a tiny island exists in the blue hands of the ocean. That a tree grows upright into the salted clouds. That two eagles love each other enough to spend their lives greeting the morning sun together. That two eaglets stand in their nest, gazing at the heavens. Looking down to the forever ground. They eat and sleep and flap their wings. And one day in July, one by one, they will jump into the air. They will know the difference between existing and what is beyond. They will hold onto nothing. The hurricane will come, courage catching their pinions on fire, as they mount the wind, climbing ladders into realms of the invisible.

--T.L. Stokes

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Falling into the Next Season

Does it feel as though time is speeding up?
So many people I come across say, "What happened
to summer?" "Where does the time go?" "Now can it
be November already?"

I'm going to think about that. Perhaps take a few
photos that tell a story about what we think time is,
and maybe shed light on what it is, really. Is it real?

Hope your November is full of blessing, family and
friends around you.

T.L. Stokes