19339Re: Swans and Gods
- Dec 19, 2006Dear Doris,
This post evokes so many feelings and visual images. Your description
of the swans at night under the moon is especially beautiful.
Pavitrata's collage image is a perfect ending for it too. The next
time that I see swans my memory will wing back to your writing here today.
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, cott_doris
> On a daily basis I am crossing a tiny river-bridge. I never miss to
> look out for the swans and stop to watch them. There is a 'couple' and
> a 'single' who are always together in a respectful distance. The water
> is clear and clean and I can see how easily they paddle with their
> fints against the stream. (In summer we would go swimming there and it
> was hard to swim against the stream, we slowly, slowly would be
> swimming backwards). I know there are hundreds of explanations for that
> yet to me it seems to be like a miracle. The swan as such is so
> beautiful created, and I wonder sometimes what might be in
> their 'minds'. Well, this sounds childish I know.
> In the evening when it is already dark the whole surroundings on the
> bridge look so different, kind of mysic. I have to look out for the
> swans and then ah.. there they are. The water seems to shine in black,
> peacefully murmering and the light of the lamps are reflected on it. As
> I said it might be childish but I have some sympathetic feelings about
> one of the swans being alone especially in the dark of the night. Only
> the moon is watching and the clouds are on their way.
> Like standing still in the flowing water just a little bit of dancing
> on the waves the two others are next to each other looking straight
> forward into the night noticing the third one passing by.
> Gently one of the two turns around and follows it; the 'left' one stays
> in unchanged position. I wonder what their stories are and leave it to
> the Unknown. Soon they would be standing united again looking into the
> same darkness of night.
> One of the stories might be that my outer eyes can't see the real
> beauty as so vividly captured on the following picture by Pavitrata. I
> will keep it in mind and may not feel the error in the heart when seing
> the swan floating 'lonely' on the river at night, as myself am not
> alone and lonely in this fast universe.
> May He quickly raise the curtain and let me SEE clearer.
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