Thursday, February 28, 2008

the between-places



For every one of us there are moments of revelation at the nexus point where opposites meet: dark and light, joy and sorrow, knowing and singing. In these days of growing light, when spring is still far ahead and the grip of winter is ever present, the opportunity to sample the opposites and stand at their still center is potent. These experiences do not have to be sought after; they arrive, magically blending elements together to seek us out... thresholds of awakening where the soul is alert and watchful for omens of change, auguries of joy, promises of belonging.

-Caitlin Matthews, The Celtic Spirit


16 comments:

Grey Horse Matters said...

Wonderful pictures to go along perfectly with the text of "the between -places"

Grey Horse Matters said...

Hi Billie,
Please come on over to my blog roll and pick up your birthday card, for tomorrow's big day. I couldn't figure out how to paste it here for you, sorry to make you pick up your own birthday wishes. Have a great day.
Arlene

Grey Horse Matters said...

p.s. sorry to be such a pest, but sooner or later I will figure this computer out, I also added your b'day card at the top of my tags blog since I don't think you can copy it from the blog roll. I'm sure your are thinking by now that this is more trouble than it's worth.

billie said...

Arlene, thank you so much - I am having trouble moving around your blog once it loads - it's been doing this for several days. It loads fine and then when I try to scroll down it locks up and I end up having to force quit my browser.

Not sure what's going on - I just tried again and it's not letting me do anything but sit and watch the little ball spin.

You're so kind to do all that for my birthday!

The Zoo Keeper said...

Maybe stuck places are just between places. I guess that's okay as long as spring is coming. :-)

billie said...

In spite of the fact that it was 16 degrees when I woke up this morning, I do think spring is coming.

Strawberry Lane said...

Love that photo and the wonderful words the fit so well. Peaceful.

billie said...

Those ice circles made me very happy, for some reason!

Matthew said...

Those ice circles are quite amazing!

billie said...

At first I thought the ice circles looked like a fleet of UFOs that had landed in the night.

The interesting thing is that when I dumped them out, I was intent on feeding and didn't note the way they looked there all together. It was only toward the end of chores that I walked past and realized that the way they'd landed and how they looked lying there was quite something.

Victoria Cummings said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BILLIE!!!! love, Victoria

billie said...

Thank you! I actually have a fever and had to cancel my riding lesson, but I sat in the sunshine for two hours while my daughter had hers. I felt great while at the barn, but now that I'm back inside I'm achy again.

In good spirits, though!

Grey Horse Matters said...

Well it's certainly not a good day to have a fever, hope the sunshine has you feeling better soon. Happy Birthday again.
Arlene

Rising Rainbow said...

I think the ice circles are very cool. And, of course, I love the pictures of the horses.

billie said...

Arlene, thanks. We shifted our celebration to something quieter and rescheduled the bigger party for a couple of weeks when this flu-like thing has passed.

Watched a movie bundled up on the sofa with quilts and we did have chocolate truffle cake with coffee ice cream - fortunately there is no stomach thing with this bug!

billie said...

Thanks, Rising Rainbow. That foggy morning shot was very ethereal, like the Mists of Avalon.