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Saturday, August 08, 2009

along the way

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Out of somewhere
light finds its way
in

whether I stop for it
or not.

48 comments:

Dave King said...

Arresting though!

NJ said...

Nice shot Ruth! It does kind of make you want to bask in the sun.

amuse me said...

Peaceful looking, especially when normally we are all in the middle of some kind of traffic and noise. By the way, the article you posted on the wedding last weekend was so enjoyable for reading. And the pictures brought it to life for us bloggers. :) M

Barry said...

Whow, look at those skid marks at the stop sign.

Looks like someone stopped for the light. But only just.

Pat said...

Perfect picture for that quote!

CottageGirl said...

Amen, Sister!

Moannie said...

Grab your coat and grab your hat-let's head for the sunny side of the street.

Lovely picture.

ds said...

It does, doesn't it. And that's a good thing....right? Lovely.

The Bug said...

Very nice - and comforting too!

shoreacres said...

And sometimes we can reach out and hold the light in a tangible way, as your latest posting on Small demonstrates so beautifully.

What a beautiful token of all that went into creating that special day, and what a meaningful remembrance of the people who were the source of the creativity.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Lovely!

And what a wonderful wedding!!!

Susan said...

Lovely picture and poem, Ruthie.

shicat said...

Lovely Ruth,just lovely.

rauf said...

Lottery is banned in Tamil Nadu but allowed in Kerala. After Pollachi its Kerala border. The road goes along the border. One side of the road you can sell lottery tickets, other side of the road you would be arrested if you sell lottery tickets. When liquor is prohibited its called 'Dry' state. Tamil Nadu goes dry or wet as per the politician's whims. Kerala has always been a 'wet' state. So you can drink on one side of the road and you can be arrested if you cross the road in drunken state. So Ruth, the light shines on one side of the road.

Ruth, i write something irrelevant when i don't understand what you write. i have very little stuff in my head. But i know what to eat what not to eat. i think that much of knowledge is enough for me.

Leena said...

Such a beautiful moment, you created it as a photo and words, thanks Ruth!

To Rauf: We have had a visitor from Kerala many years ago :)

Leena said...

Did I yell you (many times ? ) that we have lived one year in Scotland.A 1 year birthday of Melli`s mother was in Edinburgh and we lived in a small village, Kinmuck, near Aberdeen. Our house was a hundreds years old,historical meeting house of Quakers :)
Is Brian`s ancestries from Scotland?

Leena said...

Oh, I meant to write tell not yell :))

Ruth said...

Dave, sometimes I'm oblivious.

Ruth said...

Thank you NJ. Sometimes when I'm driving along country roads, the light is too imposing not to stop. But those are not my tire tracks.

Ruth said...

Thank you, Marion. You can see I am feeling peaceful and inviting more peace. Now the road by the Holiday Lanes you posted - that is one of the most stressful in "metro" Lansing, especially if I'm trying to get over to the right lane and get on 127!

Ruth said...

Barry, I think a car must have been coming, otherwise I don't know why they bothered. This is a very curvy road, so I can't imagine going that fast.

Ruth said...

Thanks, Pat. I've gotten into the habit of writing from a picture lately.

Ruth said...

You get it, don't you, CottageGirl.

Ruth said...

Moannie, I followed you to the sunny side and read your entry about Moira and feel rich, rich, rich as a result! WOW, your writing blows me away. I feel I have sat with her and helped pin her dress up.

Ruth said...

Yes, yes, DS, it's a good thing. No complaints here when the light comes in.

Ruth said...

I think so too, Bug. Relax now as move through the week.

Ruth said...

Ah, thank you, Linda. It was an ad hoc creation since someone was mixing concrete for the lighted "trees" in pots. As DS recently "digressed" and I commented there, it's the unplanned "accidents" that sometimes turn into the best art, creative expressions and scientific discoveries. We just have to let them flow. The light comes in of itself.

Ruth said...

Coming from you, Pamela, a talented designer, I bow with gratitude. Yay!

Ruth said...

Thank you, dear Susie Q.

Ruth said...

It's simple really, Cathy.

Ruth said...

rauf, in the evening in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland - the deepest valley in the world - alpenglow shines at the peaks. When you are walking in shadow in the village streets below, you could be unaware of the light above. In a way the light is irrelevant then. But if you turn up your face, you see that bright light illuminating Mount Jungfrau, and you see why it isn't in fact darker on the street.

It is something like that I meant, and your "irrelevant" comment enriched my thoughts about it.

Ruth said...

Leena, I think you would enjoy riding in the car on this road. It curves and the fields grow with corn, wheat and potatoes.

I would like to visit Kerala one day with rauf. I hope Don and I can go in a couple more years. It is supposed to be very beautiful, and a little cooler than Chennai, rauf's city.

Ruth said...

Oh! Leena, if you told me, I forgot about Scotland! We were there 29 years ago when I was pregnant with Lesley. :)

I don't think Brian's ancestry is Scottish, and now I am trying to remember why they chose Scotland for their honeymoon. I am waiting for details from them, so anxiously.

Babs-beetle said...

Now 'that word' is needed ;)

Nancy said...

Love the thought and the picture.

freefalling said...

and thank god it does.

gemma said...

You have a talent for capturing that certain slant of light.
Thoroughly enjoyed the wedding photos as well.

João said...

I won't stop for light,
as light is me -
I, myself am a creature of light and stardust...

I won't give up,
though pain, can bear all its weight
on me,
I would just curl up and wait light to heal me.

You and I, we are the same,
made of stardust and light.

photowannabe said...

I love the thoughts that your picture produced. You are very gifted Ruth.

Ruth said...

Babs, in a word. :)

Ruth said...

Thanks, Nancy. Enjoy your family time and then come back and inspire me in your blog.

Ruth said...

Letty, yup.

Ruth said...

Gemma, "talent" and "you" in the same sentence from you makes me happy.

Ruth said...

João, yes, of course. Thank you. I hadn't seen it like that. Well I had, but not in the context of this post.

Ruth said...

Thank you for your kind words, Sue.

Also, I have a nice image of the Kenyan woman in chicken-printed cloth from you today.

João said...

sorry, Ruth, sometimes I behave like a loudmouth...your post is beautiful, and your meditation quite accurate.

Ruth said...

Oh dear no, João, why apologize? It was quite what I needed, and true. I am still glad for it.

Anna said...

Hey Ruth very inspirational post! I love the photo. Anna :)