Silent Sunday: Water

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“It is said by the Eldar

that in water there lives yet the echo

of the Music of the Ainur

more than in any substance that is in this Earth;

and many of the Children of Ilúvatar

hearken still unsated to the voices of the Sea,

and yet know not for what they listen.”


J.R.R. Tolkien


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“Eventually, all things merge into one,

and a river runs through it.

The river was cut by the world’s great flood

and runs over rocks from the basement of time.

On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops.

Under the rocks are the words,

and some of the words are theirs.

I am haunted by waters.”


Norman Maclean


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“In one drop of water are found

all the secrets of all the oceans;

in one aspect of You

are found all the aspects of existence.”


Kahlil Gibran


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Photos by Woodland Gnome 2015


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  7. Wet, moist, growing things! It’s a beautiful miracle of rebirth!

  8. good morning e~ so . .. i was looking for a quote/words to go with my new painting and when i saw the one by tolkien it said, “yoohoo here i am”, really resonated with me and the picture, thank you!
    it’s a funny thing, someone once misspelled a word in a sentence they had written in a letter to me and what they had penned was “it’s wonderful that you are insured by others, what a joy!”, they then shared that what they had meant to write was “inspired” . … however what i found interesting was that the slip of hand was equally true, as often i Do find myself “insured” by others, in the sense that somebody has my back or a shoulder to lean on or even in moments like this with the quote:: i am insured by the questing/visions of others to find that which i seek on my questing and so we all insure one another, and i find joy and wonder in this too, as well as inspiration . . .. .
    i hope you have a lovely sunday. brother sun has decided to show his face here at last and we might even get to go tap some maple trees for syrup with our neighbour later today, fingers crossed 🙂 ~

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