Close Your Eyes and Look

lady-in-waiting

.

“Serene, I fold my hands and wait,
Nor care for wind, nor tide, nor sea;
I rave no more ‘gainst time or fate,
For lo! my own shall come to me.”

– John Burroughs

.

In our busy

oh so very busy

bee hive

of a modern life

relax

is

a

word

which

when uttered

tends to draw attention

to the fact that

you

or someone else

is not relaxed at all

.

reading-the-news-with-laughter

.

“I stay my haste, I make delays,
For what avails this eager pace?
I stand amid the eternal ways,
And what is mine shall know my face.”

– John Burroughs

.

relaxation has become

somewhat of

a

a legend

told by keepers of folklore

a

fairy tale

we read to our inner child to coax it into sleep

a

sacred

ideal

to be pursued but never captured

.

the-gentle-man-relaxing

.

“What matter if I stand alone?
I wait with joy the coming years;
My heart shall reap where it hath sown,
And garner up its fruit of tears.”

– John Burroughs

.

*quotes from Waiting by John Burroughs, a poem which taught me how to relax… eventually.

2 thoughts on “Close Your Eyes and Look

  1. Relax, a sometimes mythic goal. I love the photos and appreciate the inclusion of poetry which relaxes my spirit. Thanks for sharing.

    Like

Please share your views

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s