Thursday, August 20, 2009

Speechless with Awe


There are moments when the absolute magnificence
of Nature renders me speechless.

The sun sinking toward the western waters,
the silhouetted thistles,
the amethyst hillock hiding in the lower right corner
of the viewfinder.

"No Words" copyright 2009 Meri Arnett-Kremian.

The kind of exquisite majesty
that causes your eyes to brim with tears
and you to whisper a thanks to Spirit.

And when someone sees you staring wordlessly
towards the sun that looks as if it's a persimmon
floating in a flaming sky,
when that someone watches you
reading the light and tinkering with shutter speed,
and then asks you with puzzlement, "Am I missing something?"

all you can do is gesture.

There are no words for something so spectacular,
something that unobservant someone
didn't even notice.

And quite likely
that person would never understand
your sense of awe.

But you can hope.

15 comments:

Kamana said...

if the other person does not get the beauty in moments like that, then yes, they are missing something really huge.

that is an amazing picture

lakeviewer said...

I do, I do!

beth said...

I get it !

~JarieLyn~ said...

That is a spectacular photo. I've had moments in nature when I am in awe. Usually, when that happens to me it's as if I am on a higher level of awareness, a spiritual moment when I can only acknowledge the beauty as miraculous. It's like I am seeing through God's eyes, or how he wants me to see.

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Butler and Bagman said...

Can I come and live behind your eyeballs?

merr said...

enjoying your posts and words and pictures.

really need to touch base for blurb and coffee/tea.

Meri said...

Summer sunsets around here, especially when there are forest fires that put a little smoke in the upper atmosphere, can be quite spectacular. Here, I was a little inland from the water, spending an evening with artists in an artist's amazing garden. It was the husband of one of the artists (quite creative himself actually) who wandered over to where I was standing all by my lonesome, communing with Ma Nature, and asked "Am I missing something?" I got three or four other spectacular sunset shots within about five minutes of the one I posted. Way more satisfying than the food... although there were Swedish meatballs with some kind of berry sauce that were scrumptious. You missed a great night, you guys.

And Mark, I don't know if there's enough room for B and B behind my eyeballs.

rebecca said...

no words neccessary....
miracles
are enough!

hoping for miracles at recuerda mi corazon...
xoxoxo,
r

Delwyn said...

Hi Meri my friend

that is one of the most amazing photos I have seen in along time...I like the way you have to find the sun because my brain wanted to tell me it was something else altogether...

I was looking up in a tree the other day following bird call, stumbling around on my bad ankle and wobbly probably because I was looking up and a car stopped and asked if I needed help...It was a person in the street...I wonder what they thought I was doing...
being... drunk, disoriented, crazy... When I said I was fine and just looking at birds he looked at me very oddly...

Happy days

kt40 said...

thanks for sharing this beautiful photo. kt

elk said...

this is just stunning ~ you are an artist with the camera meri...

curious girl (lisa) said...

yes. stunning is the word.

Michelle Johnson said...

I'm astounded that there are people out there that can't look at what nature provides us. Well, I certainly can see why you wanted to take this picture. It's stunning. Have a great weekend.

ever jeanne said...

exactly . . .

julochka said...

that is a spectacular picture. it looks like a paper cutout of the variety heather moore does. you should almost make one of it!