Thursday, February 13, 2014


SPIRIT BREAKFAST

This morning I had the huge dawn fortune of going out into snow-cleared air and walking past all the fence posts with their high snow caps and beyond them the views of frosted mountains, the Lake like wet granite glazing off to mountains on the other side, then mountains beyond them, and beyond all the unrisen sun casting pastel glows and purple charcoal shadows out over everything as the mountains allowed, all hanging still in the silence of the air, just hanging all around out there, timeflake by timeflake: Lake, sky, mountain, air, all that spectacularity just being there and doing nothing in particular, just the everything it always does, seen or unseen, praised or unpraised, loved or unloved, the same everything that matters to the seeker who is the living soul within a body that, just risen from the winter of night in deep need of a spirit breakfast, to feast upon such colors and lights, scents and silences, distances and shadings, nearnesses and brilliances, topographies, delineations, and so in snow boots I alone in all that majesty walked, slowly, down, through, white, toward something that had to do with - a matter, I was sure, that in other moments I have deemed important somehow, and when I got to the car, which was mine, I opened the door with the key I happened to have at hand and started the engine as I remembered, shook my head to get back closer to this life of time and moments, having just been for some immeasurable measure among heavenly things...


4 comments:

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Great description!.. I can hear your boots crunching the snow as u walk.

pserean said...

Hey there...left the blogosphere a few years ago, and suddenly, out of the blue....remembered your gorgeous posts, and thought I'd throw in a look or two- so glad I did:)

Very e.e.cummings, this one.

Take care. (And a hello too.)

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Beautifully stated. -- barbara

Robert Brady said...

Thank you all, for your most kind words-- You have made my days!