Day: January 6, 2018

Winterlude


Nature always teaches. At least, she teaches me. This picture could have been nothing. The day was cold. Cloudy. No highlights. No shadows. No shape or form. Then. Just before dusk the clouds blew out and that wonderful low winter light fell upon the bare trees. I didn’t think. I didn’t pre-edit in the camera. I just took the picture. Good thing too. Two minutes later and the clouds at the northern edge of the picture blew in and the scene was gone. No. light. No shadow. No magic. This is my lesson for today. For me. For you. It is prompted by my friend Hedy. We were talking in the comments about practicing and I wasn’t clear since she replied that worked for her because she is a visual learner. I am too. But, that’s not what I meant. I was trying to talk about a Buddhist way of thinking. Do or not do. Wait, that’s Yoda’s thinking as in, “There is no try, there is only do or not do.” But, the Buddhist …