Friday, March 05, 2010

Something in the way she moves

Video clip: Shawn Harper, research diver & underwater photographer

(Thank you, Shawn.)

"... Every now and then the things I lean on lose their meaning

And I find myself careening
Into places where I should not let me go.
She has the power to go where no one else can find me
And to silently remind me
Of the happiness and the good times that I know, got to know... "

from "Something in the way she moves" by James Taylor


  1. 'She'. What else could she be. I'd just finished listening to a meditation. Now I've seen one — thank you, Claire. (Notice the numbers — mine and Mim's.)

  2. Wonderful! Amazing what you are doing just now. Keep well Claire. (I know we both always say this ... and you know what I'm thinking don't you? ... But yes, we really should!) :) Enjoy your trip - I know you'll be inspired and invigorated as the landscape talks and you listen.

  3. I think I need to keep coming back to her often, often. How wonderful that you've brought her to light so that we / I can. Thank you x

  4. Astonishing, beautiful, unexpected. Thank-you, Claire!

    wv: purgical

  5. PS: In my most recent post, you are nominated for the Sunshine Award.

  6. Dear Mim, Pen, Kay, Pam & T. Clear - I'm touched that you see this wee creature's beauty, too.

    Nature's creativity really is something, isn't it? She pays such attention to detail... I am often left gobsmacked - this happens as much in the presence of the very tiny as it does in the company of the grand-scale. I wonder also how it is these small miracles so often pass us (or, me) by - how it is I can sometimes be so otherwise pre-occupied that I can walk right on past without noticing.

    One hears of people taking it upon themselves to learn one new word (+ definition) a day... mind you, I've tried that one myself! Perhaps it would be an idea to begin a practice wherein we make a deliberate point of observing - and spending time with - even just one thing of natural beauty each day? How easy that would be, and yet how challenging!

    Mim - thank you for nominating my blog for the Sunshine Award. I look forward to passing this much appreciated affirmation on...

    L, C xx