Monthly Archives: March 2021

Fallen, Beginning, Shadows

Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year. -Chad Sugg

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trees exhale for us so that we can inhale them to stay alive. Can we ever forget that? Let us love trees with every breath we take until we perish. -Munia Khan 

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Streaming Along

I needed to breathe the air, within a natural environment. Off to the canyons I went. I found a new path to wander over. There were several areas where I could see streams.

I loved this particular spot, with how the tree branches reflected subtly in the stream, and how the blueness of the sky illuminated the bare, beautiful branches.


It is quite interesting to me that I came upon this particular spot. I normally see it from the other side of the stream. I never realized that through the trees, past the three stools, and across the stream, there would be another path to walk on. It is covered over, when the trees are filled with leaves, and branches hover over the stream and path.

All in all, it was a lovely walk, and I was able to relieve some stress, and to meditate on the glory and wonder of nature. Bare tree branches hold their own beauty, reminding us of rebirth and a time to replenish our lives.

Chag Sameach. Happy Passover to those who celebrate.

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Shabbat Before Passover/Pesach

Shabbat is upon us, tonight, and Passover/Pesach will follow, tomorrow night. Here are some Haggadahs that I own, and continue to peruse, even when Passover/Pesach ends.

A Passover Haggadah: As Commented Upon by Elie Wiesel.

Pesach for the Rest of Us: Making the Passover Seder Your Own, by Marge Piercy.

Dayenu! A Passover Haggadah for Families and Children

Here is a Passover Cookbook that I have used recipes from, throughout the year: The No Potato Passover, by Aviva Kanoff, is a fantastic cook book.

Once again, Shabbat Shalom!


			

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Food for Thought

Food comes in various forms, shapes, sizes, colors, textures, and taste.

Have you tasted the food of love? What about spirituality? In essence, as for me, spirituality/religion is a source of food. I respect those who have a different opinion. My soul thrives on various outlets for spirituality.

I find spiritual guidance and meaning in nature, in my family, and, yes, in the food I eat. The wonderment of life never fails me.

My grandchildren and great-grandchildren bring me comfort and I am often astonished at their capabilities, and in their presence. Nature constantly keeps me in awe, and I feel contentment surrounded within its arms.

Food brings me nourishment, and a feeling of having eaten morsels that are healthy (sometimes not so healthy), and I feel a spiritual connection, especially during Shabbat and holidays.

The photo above was taken a few nights ago. My plate was filled with food that I totally enjoy, and I inhaled the scents of deliciousness. The Jew in me loves salmon in any form.

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Thank you for your visit. -Lorri M.

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Shadowing

Shadows fill our lives, following us through decades, centuries

Connectors stretch strands through DNA, genetics.

Life lines of our trees, our genealogy, are part of our personal continuum.

Shadows, heritages, expand through millennia

blossoming new generations forward.

Shadows fill our lives, following us through decades, centuries
Connectors stretch strands through DNA, genetics
Life lines of our trees, our genealogy, are part of our personal continuum
Shadows, heritages, expand through millennia
blossoming new generations forward.
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Photographs, prose, Copyright Lorri M.

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Slate, Cypress, Bolders, Straw

Paths of slate

weathered shapes of grey

black, roughed edged

form the base for many wanderings.

Smoothness worn thin

through time and footsteps

still stand strong

warriors within

neutral tones of earth.

Between cypress,

boulders, straw

lies earth that

has felt man’s feet

upon its back,

its spine

wandering in directions

of unknown illuminations

from past, present

moving towards future

possibilities.

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Shabbat Shalom to those who celebrate. For everyone who visits, I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Writings and photography are Copyrights Lorri M.

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