Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A quiet moment

(Picture taken by my husband.)

Today was the perfect day for walking on the beach. While walking I allowed my soul to be quiet, which allowed my spirit to soar. The ocean always helps me feel closer to God. I always feel such awe at that feeling I get when I am at the ocean.

I found this poem this afternoon, and thought it perfect for how I felt today as I walked along the shore.

Sonnet #43, From the Portuguese
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, - I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! - and, if God choose,
I shall but thee better after death.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning


Mike Golch said...

nice,I came over to congratulate you on the just be real award that you just got.I got the same one as well.

jumpinginpuddles said...

weve been missing your blogs your pics and your art, thanks for writing again

Hopefulsl said...

Very nice sis :) Love the picture your husband took. Hope you are having a good day and from what it sounds like, you must be getting your sleep again! Maybe you will take that walk again today :) Think of me when you go to the ocean o.k ~lol~ You probably already are :)
TTYS-Love Ya! ((((HUGS))))

Marj aka Thriver said...

Thanks for what you share here. It is very soul-soothing.