"This cloud, the flourish in your Easter Bonnet."
© Mark W. Ó Brien 2015
Ononta'kahrhon looms in the distance. Clouds hang above, slowly moving away. A road heads toward mountain then curves toward wide open space looming beyond.
There is a close mountain to explore, to hike on, to delve into its deeper essence. There is also wide open space to discover somewhere beyond mountain’s edge.
How do we choose which terrain to explore? There is landscape close at hand. There is landscape far away. There is interior landscape, there is external landscape. All of this terrain inviting us to get to know, to form a relationship with.
Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” crosses my mind. Do I hike up mountain slopes or drive on into open space, explore what’s beyond?
Either way there is always something to discover, to learn. Whatever path we choose, there is only this moment we are living in.
late winter landscape
remnant snow patches linger
northbound geese wing by
© Michael Czarnecki 2017
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