Natural Formations

 

Antelope Canyon, AZ

By nature’s (divine) design,
I am my own geology
(so,
too,
are you;
each of us) composed of strata
upon strata…

of prehistory of ages afore and ancestors,
some, by name and word and deed, known,
many (most?) not,
yet,
all abiding in deepest, dimmest shadow, and

of our histories in our nowadays,
day-by-day
increasing, verse-by-verse, chapter-by-chapter, and

of our memories of our times,
our rehearsed recollections, our afterward reflections,
our readings between the lines of our words and deeds,
seeking our ever-evolving meanings
of our identity (being), our destiny (becoming), and our legacy-leaving.

Prehistory, history, and memory; all
hard to search,
harder to see,
hardest to share.

So, it is our searching,
seeing,
and sharing
requires, demands a daily life-time.

 

Photograph: Antelope Canyon, Arizona

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Natural Formations

  1. I wish there was a love button!!!!!!! Antelope Canyon in Az is one of joy all time fav places as we visited on our trip to Utah! It’s one of only a few places that is represented by more than one photo in my latest book. Learning that the formations and different colors in Antelope Canyon were formed by rushing water during heavy rain was stunning!!

    One of the reasons I love nature and being outside is that I love to imagine how God created all these things and yet their shapes and formations have changed over time! I feel that each time I have been in nature like over the previous four days, I change too!! Who knew I could really drive for 9 hours alone, and end the trip hiking up 6600 feet where it was 30 degrees colder at the top?? Everything on top of the mountain was different than on the bottom…. that’s the same thing that I get from your post. I still appear the same way as I looked before my trip, but parts of me are different. My doubt has been reshaped into confidence and my love for being outdoors has intensified and all I hear is the amazing sound rushing water instead of the negativity of our world today.

    I wonder what shape / formation I will take next? I look forward to the formation that God will allow me to be.

    Much love and thanks!!

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  2. Loretta, your reflection: “…One of the reasons I love nature and being outside is that I love to imagine how God created all these things and yet their shapes and formations have changed over time! I feel that each time I have been in nature like over the previous four days, I change too!!…I wonder what shape / formation I will take next? I look forward to the formation that God will allow me to be”, for me, is perfect and priceless. To behold your natural surroundings and to contemplate how they have changed over time and to consider how you change in relation to them is a poignant realization pregnant with ever-changing, ever-expanding meaning. Thank you!

    My change…change in me in relation to my surroundings and my encounters with others is an aspect of my human being and living of which I have taken note for some time. Your reflection encourages me to continue in this, so not to miss a moment of deepening self-awareness.

    Again, my thanks and, as always, my love,
    Paul

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  3. Glad I could be of help!!! This post REALLY spoke to me so the words just poured out!! For a born and bred city girl I am surprised at times by how natures just absolutely moves everything in me!!

    Much love back to you!!

    Loretta

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