Monday, March 12, 2012


For me there is a joy in feeling insignificant.  How many times have I stood near the sea, watching the huge waves crash ashore, looking into a vast expanse of sea before me?

How many times have I stood in the desert looking at the vastness of land with raw, rough unfinished edges everywhere?  How many times have I seen the light as it changes throughout the day?

How many times have I touched the trunk of a huge, very old tree - taking some of its strength into my hands?

It is so easy for me to get mired in my everyday life - the one that demands control or busyness or ego.  So I like feeling insignificant - looking at the vastness of the dark sky, the moon and stars the only light.  I am a very, very teeny, tiny part of this universe and putting me into my small place somehow makes it all right.

"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream." - Edgar Allen Poe


  1. Love the pictures you posted. I'm not sure that I would use insignificant to describe how I feel when I see the wonders of the Universe. But you hooked me when you said "putting me into my small place somehow makes it all right." is exactly how I feel.
    xx, Carol

  2. Yey!!

    Sometimes we get a bit full of ourselves don't we?

    A good bit of grounding never did anyone any harm! :-)

  3. Very thoughtful post, Penny. So true too. Humility is a lovely quality.

  4. All of a sudden, I am grateful for the break that was brought to me via a client forgetting their appointment; thank you for this lovely post, Penny - I am going to "tweet" it now!

  5. Oh, my goodness Penny.... thank you for reminding me of the magnificence that is the natural world around us.

  6. I like being a part of the natural landscape too - feeling like a part of it - connected. The night sky - when you can really see it - is Amazing!



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