FOR THE FIRST TIME



Royce's Dad taking photos in the High Sierras of California 1970
Photo by Royce Addington

FOR THE FIRST TIME

NEVER STOP REACQUAINTING YOURSELF WITH THE WORLD
LIE DOWN IN THE SOFT MEADOW GRASSES
TURN YOUR FACE TOWARD THE WARMTH OF THE SUN
DANCE ACROSS THE VAST SEA OF WILDFLOWERS
DRINK IN EVERY HINT OF COLOUR
BREATH DEEPLY OF THE SWEET MOUNTAIN AIR
HEAR THE WHISPER OF THE DISTANT CANYON WIND
HAVE WE DONE IT ALL BEFORE?
NO MATTER.
BEING WITH NATURE MAKES US FEEL AS THOUGH WE ARE
SEEING
FEELING
AND EXPERIENCING LIFE
FOR THE FIRST TIME...
--Royce Addington--




4 comments:

tj said...

A great photo of the photographer lost in the creative moment. The words take me to places I've been that I remember with happiness and gratitude.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!

megan said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh...inspired again. You are SO right...no matter, indeed! Each moment is new and when I remember that (or someone reminds me...thank yoU), I get to feel a magical life!

p.s. yes! print out the 5 hindrances & laugh as they fade away!

Patricia J. Mosca said...

Amazing...and so full of emotional love...Thank you for reminding us to feel the magic.....I needed this today!