Friday, April 1, 2011

One Day Soon

One Day Soon
Photograph by: Karen Holmes

"The migration begins
one day soon
she arrives at her destination."

- Jason. F. McLennan (Zugunruhe)

When I saw this staircase yesterday, so beautifully lit by late afternoon sun, my breath was taken away - so much so that I had to return to take a photo to share. To me this staircase is a perfect metaphor for envisioning your future and taking that first step. My favorite aspect about this staircase is that it emphasizes something I began saying years ago: "Enjoy the process." The overflowing, radiant and wildly colorful flowers so simply and clearly define what enjoying the process is all about. Gather beauty and love around you as you begin your envisioned signature climbs... and one day soon you will indeed arrive at your destination.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend as you define your destinations, and then "enjoy the process" to one day soon.


Christina said...

it's just so pretty. thank you for sharing with us.

Birdie said...

awww Karen, this is just too beautiful, the picture and your way looking at life :-) please will you be my teacher? *smiles* thank you my visits here are a caresses to my soul ... sending lots of love

karen-holmes said...

*happy weekend, birdie! so glad you like this, and had a good time visiting today. thank you! love in return, -xok.

karen-holmes said...
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karen-holmes said...

* christina, you bless me so often, i am grateful to give you something good in return. -xok.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Karen,
Thank you for a lovely and thought provoking post. I enjoyed reading your words of wisdom as well as the photo!


karen-holmes said...

*thank you, sandi. blessings in return to you. - xok.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful place of enjoying the process. I find myself counting the hours to get to the other side of time, instead of looking at the joy along the way. Thank you for helping me remember to send kindness and look for joy along the way--even in times of stress.
Blessings to you! Have a great weekend. xo Pam

karen-holmes said...

*pam, i am so grateful these simple words inspired you today..."look for joy"...i like that... love & blessings to you, -xok.

kiki said...

I read this often as I enjoy a process enroute to a destination...

"We can choose to create of our lives an accident or an adventure" ~anonymous

I love the thought of you enroute to a destination only to return to capture a moment of your life by "accident or adventure"? I think I like the process of imagining how YOU enjoyed discovering this one metaphorical moment for all to reflect upon. Brilliance!

I keep learning the direction is up and the process varies, but now I have this visual in my" mind's eye" and YOU to thank for it, love it!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your kind words. I hope your weekend has been filled with peace and beauty.
xo Pam

karen-holmes said...

*kiki - yes, indeed, you "got it" and more so, "one day soon" belongs to you...thank you for visiting and for your posting, and for such a great quote! I am so glad you enjoyed and captured a "visual"! -xok.

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