Things that are not weighty can be significant nevertheless. What is greater than a seed on the wind for the future of a plant?
What is more important than light that lifts the soul in the dark of winter?
And something as weightless as a feather is essential for a bird to soar.
We are wise to take the ethereal seriously: the death of the canary in the mine, the evaporation of a pond, the butterfly that will not migrate. They tell us vital things.
At the same time, we must examine the gravity we feel about death. Is it really such an enormous thing? It is altogether common and expected.
And even mountains move – eventually.
The cosmos is forever dancing with the forces of gravity. The stars are light on their feet; they twirl and twinkle, smiling their whole lives long. We are made of star stuff. Let’s lighten up! After all, what could be more meaningful?
Photo credit: Carol Toepke
Remember this post when you feel like you’re doing too much heavy lifting.
All your pictures are lovely and so apt for this weeks photo challenge. Right from the happy faces to the weight lifter 🙂 , snow flakes, a feather, a butterfly, a mountain – you got it all covered 😀
Thanks for your visit! I really had a lot of fun with this one.
Beautiful choices, Scilla.
Thank you, Janet!
Great ones! Love the crescendo!
Ah! I’m so glad you saw it that way! (as a person with a degree in music, I really appreciate that!)
Really lovely, Priscilla, your words and your images, and the ideas most of all. I can’t imagine a better piece in answer to this theme.
What a great post Priscilla and I so love the words … I am certainly lightening up in the world… at last 🙂
I’m so glad, Helen!
Absolutely stunning… excellent shots… 🙂
All the best to you!, Aquileana 😀
Thank you so much! Thanks for visiting.
Very nice set, especially enjoyed the ice crystals.
Love that last one of Steve.. and then ice especially..
He is not one to mug for a camera, usually. Glad I got that one! And the ice is always an artistic surprise – it appears and disappears in so many places around here!
I just saw your last four posts and they have lifted me up a great deal, especially the smiles your family carry. If you ever think everybody smiles so beautifully – they don’t. Just a thought.
I’m so glad you are lifted by those smiles! Me, too. They are mostly the legacy of my late husband who had the most gorgeous grin!