Cascade

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water cascades
the sound of time
standing still

 

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Photo: Horsetail Falls, Oregon, c.b.w. 2015

When there’s nothing but you and the sound of water rushing down, everything outside of that sound just disappears. The birds, planes flying overhead, and even rustling leaves don’t dare interrupt the whoosh and flow. It’s exhilarating and calming leaving the imagination open for more and the soul perfectly content.

Words: c.b.w. 2019

Suspended

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a breath of blue
rides the waves
flies on high

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Photo: Bora Bora, French Polynesia, c.b.w. 2002

I’ve never been one to sun on the beach or bask in ocean waves, but the vibrant shades of a blue lagoon and a blue sky is a feast for the eyes. There’s so much beauty and an open invitation to take a deep breath and simply be in the middle of it all. A tiny human in a vast space filled with nothing but color, a soft breeze, and an irresistible light.

Words: c.b.w. 2019

Bend

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leafless branches
bend the light
and dance

 

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Photo: Granite Dells, Prescott, AZ, c.b.w. 2013

The desert seems so barren and devoid of life, but the light that dances across the crevices and through leafless branches is boundless. It touches everything leaving warmth and a sense of something divine and unstoppable. Shadows are few yet not without purpose; they are a place where thoughts collect and wait for the silence of night.

Words: c.b.w. 2019

Bells

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one last call
church bells sing
the day to sleep

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Photo: Tyn Church, Old Town Square, Prague, Czech Republic, c.b.w. 2008

The bells echo through Old Town Square, awakening a little something inside even the quietest of souls. Centuries have passed, yet nothing has changed. There are those who believe in one thing and those who believe in another, but the sound of the bells and the soft light of sunset reflects the beauty that surrounds us – the one thing we can all see and feel.

Words: c.b.w. 2019