October 01, 2007

Early morning meditation

Early morning

Whenever I am staying on a body of water, I get up early in the morning. I like the ocean best, for instance, when I am the only person on the shore, walking in the sand, watching the sunrise, alone except for the birds that run along the wet sand. On the river, my father will wake me for an early morning sail, where we can glide past the quiet islands, with summer cottages full of sleeping people.

Last weekend, staying at an old inn on a mountain lake, I woke early and sneaked out quietly, leaving my sleeping husband snuggled in the cozy bed. My sneakers were soon wet from the dew-covered grass as I walked along the shore, looking at the boats tied up and the overturned canoes on the dock. In a pavilion where there had been a wedding the day before, I found two empty ring boxes.

I sat quietly on the dock. The blue emptiness of early morning gave me space for meditation, for reiki, for calm and peaceful thoughts. I watched the mist puffing through the mountains, blurring the autumn colours, as I breathed in and out. The wind kept changing the patterns on the water, and the sun touched the lake with pink.

12 comments:

sheepish said...

It must have been so peaceful there, because even the picture is tranquil. Thanks for sharing the feeling.

Songbird said...

The pink in the picture is gorgeous.

Yankee T said...

Lovely.

Aliki2006 said...

That's an amazing photo--the tranquility is almost tangible.

Katherine E. said...

Beautiful.

Your blog is just SO beautiful. It's a meditative space for me. Thanks.

zhoen said...

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Bitsy Parker said...

Thanks for the cheap vacation. Since it is 92 degrees and humid here in Texas, your writing has to be really good (and it is) to get me to entertain thoughts of fleece.

Anonymous said...

May I ask what camera you use? You are such a talented photographer and writer. Echoing the thanks for your blog!

Christine

jo(e) said...

Thanks everyone for the compliments.

Christine: It's just a little point and shoot camera. Kodak EasyShare CX7330.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Ahhhh, such subtle colors! Ah . . . . such peace and contentlment.

Devol said...
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Devol said...

I am jealous of you. I won't find one person in my city who has courage enough to walk alone in solitude like you did. Your experience was wonderful.