Small Stone 1/15/2013

We look for what is lost, that innocence from the garden; the place we were removed from for the price of knowing.  But I have seen the promise of Eden, its beauty, the wild held in the eyes of eagles; joy a whale owns after its long exhalation; the magic inside the dance of dolphins I swam with once.  Eden visits us; unscheduled, unplanned, and always remembered.

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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28 Responses to Small Stone 1/15/2013

  1. boomiebol says:

    Something delicate and beautiful about this… I like it a lot… It feels subtle but moves me

  2. davidtrudel says:

    You are the promise of Eden!

  3. “Adam and Eve had many advantages but the principal one was, that they escaped teething”

    ~Mark Twain

    I always question the bible of “Genesis” I personally feel that Adam should have reminded eve not to eat from the tree of knowledge. I’m trying to figure out who was to blame Adam of Eve? Could man be the fall of all blame?

    Excellent writing by the way. 🙂

  4. A small stone full of promise!

  5. parmis rad says:

    I am fascinating with your small stones. You have made one beautiful bed of stones over which crisp and clear water flows …

    • Oh my, thank you! I am going to put them all on one page when January is over, but I must say I have enjoyed finding these snippets of images and thoughts–glad you are liking them too!

  6. In any case I have always felt that Adam’s response to God ‘it is the woman you gave me that gave me the apple’ was pretty weak.How nicely did he quickly put the blame on Eve. Quite irresponsible of him. He could have refused but was it in the grand scheme of things to have him not refuse? In the end, God had his way and would not have it any other. 🙂 Omniscient. 🙂

    This is beautiful and evocative.

    • Celestine, I have to agree. And thanks… I have this image running through my head from something I read… “You see Eden in the eyes of wolves…” and it is running a rampage through my mind. Have to do something with that. Shading everything I write today until I get it out of my system 😉

  7. Lovely thoughts conjured by this Susan 🙂

  8. Miriam E. says:

    oh wow, Susan – this almost sounds like a dream. beautifully crafted, delicate and fresh. a wonderful piece.

  9. jmgoyder says:

    You wrote this on my birthday so it’s like a gift. I’m behind with reading your posts but will catch up soon!

  10. unfetteredbs says:

    I really like these Susan. You have a knack for this kind of challenge.

  11. nelle says:

    Perhaps hell is not knowing we are already in an Eden, or perhaps not knowing and instead make reckless misuse of it all.

  12. BroadBlogs says:

    Ummm. Ecstatic poetry.

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