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Monday, May 21, 2007


Saturday morning I awoke to the knowledge that I needed to feel water. Some days are like that, and I am blessed with time in my life that I can leave dishes in the sink and the bed half-made, in order to nourish my soul. I made the short drive to Golden Gardens (after picking up another friend who also needed soul nourishment), the beautiful beach that separates the Puget Sound from the city. It was grayish and windy, with a promise of rain on the horizon, but I saw so much color. What began as a collection of vibrant stones from the Sound became an Andy Goldsworthy-inspired project.

It was one of those mornings that I wish I could have every day. So much in fact, that just writing about it now makes me want to leave my computer, throw on a jacket and put my feet in the sand. I think I might.

3 comments:

Mum said...

I love the ring of stones around the "big dead one." Among the millions of rocks on the beach they might have appeared as shades of gray, but you have isolated certain individuals and allowed them to revel in their own unique vibrancy. The effect is that of a color wheel. It seems to be a life lesson for all of us. When we feel blah and gray among the throng we must step away and find our place on the wheel. It is there we can show our own colorful individuality.

BC said...

It makes me so excited that you are able to just take off and do that. Soul nourishment is key in the life of Kelly. I think mum put it best: life can always look gray if you don't take the time to pick out all the color amongst the gray.

Raspberry Orchid said...

This is so beautiful. It reminds me of our moment at Manresa. Giving homage to those giving themselves back to the earth. Love you.

And Mum, you are so beautiful.