Saturday, September 11, 2010

For Everything Which Is Yes


We were late getting to the park, so late that the sun had set before we were finished. The waxing crescent moon hung over the mountains, reflected in the still waters of the lake, slightly pink in the last glimmer of the day. Venus shone brightly in the western sky. I sat on a rock, watching the light fade, Puppy for once sitting quietly beside me. We sat in companionable silence as an arrow of geese flew overhead, as a pair of ducks landed in the water, as a lone bat swooped silently by.
This is where I feel God. Or the Goddess, the Divine , the Force...whatever name it goes by on any given day. No building, no circle, no ritual, no trappings. Just me, and nature, and the silence, and whatever it is that lies beyond.
I thank you God for this most amazing day,
for the leaping greenly spirits of trees,
and for the blue dream of sky
and for everything which is natural,
which is infinite,
which is yes.
~e.e. cummings

4 comments:

ginger said...

that's a beautiful picture....i want a bat. i will name him roberto.

Bree said...

love this

Jenn Flynn-Shon said...

Wow Kate, did you snap that photo? I can see why you would feel the presence in that setting, it is truly breathtaking and I'm only seeing the teeny, flat version!

Ginger I wish I'd known, would have sent you out the bat that got into our kitchen back in July lol

pastrywitch said...

No, it's a borrowed photo. But that's pretty much what it looked like, except that Venus was off to the lower right of the moon.
And thank you.