Posted in DK's Journal, Hiking, Inspirations, Land, Writing, tagged ambivalence, cathedral, character, creation, hiking, life, miracle, mystery, nature, outdoors, peace, solitude, trees, woods, writing on April 21, 2011|
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Silently the moon hides, the earth is black.
So black you cannot see the hand held in front of your face. The sky opens and the moon winks from behind the clouds offering you the silhouettes of the trees.
The moon likes playing with the earth.
The ground is cold and damp but warms quickly from your body as you sit on a cushion of leaves and dew-laden grass. The crisp pungent odor of earth mingled with fallen leaves rises from the ground – the perfume of the forest. You breathe in, pulling the fragrance deep into your soul. It mixes with your blood, flows through your body filling it with the essence of earth. “From dust you came and to dust shall you return“. You merge with the forest.
You are alive. The forest knows you and it welcomes you.
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Posted in DK's Journal, Hiking, Historical Trails, Original Fiction, Uncategorized, Writing, tagged adventure, creation, God, gorge, hiking, historical fiction, niagara, outdoors, river, solitude on April 1, 2011|
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Come – walk with me… let’s step back in time together – let’s roll the hands of the big clock back. No -no – not that little one on the wall. I mean the ‘big’ one – the ‘big clock of life‘. You know, the one that’s measured in years and centuries. Let’s roll it back, ohhhh, shall we say – 10,000 years or so. Back to a time when the only technology was the layers of time etched in a rock or the rings of life buried in a tree. Back to a time when there is no combustion engine – no Twitter – no electricity – no war (?), well no people as we know them, anyway.
Back to a time when God walked the planet.
Let’s walk His Creation…and maybe He’ll walk with us…
… along the shores of the steep canyon, where the impatient River races to join with the ‘Big Water’ up North, cutting a wide trench through the land, slicing a deep scar across the face of the earth.
It hasn’t been given a name yet – but walk with me along the shore of what we know will one day… be called “Niagara”.
We travel down the side of the canyon, carefully watching the placement of our feet and clinging tightly to our life, gripping the growth of the steep wall to secure our journey downward.
Down… down... down the sides of the great trench.
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Well – thanks to my wonderful friend – Emlyn Chand – this blog is now up and running! She had done a wonderful job of developing and designing this beautiful, artistic page and I have had the good fortune to spend some enjoyable time with her which has proven to be very valuable in understanding this media. She is also an author and as such understands both, the social media and the writing. Please visit her at her blog Emlynchand.com or noveltypubilcity.com
Writing in the Woods combines my love for the outdoors with my love for writing. I love both separately and sometimes on rare occasions I’m blessed with the supreme joy of combining both into one. This blog will be a mixing bowl where ingredients of thoughts, questions, insights and musings will be slow layered together to produce a ‘bread’ called ‘me’. Hopefully there’ll be enough leven in the dough for it to rise high and strong.
In order to get the right mix of ingredients, I’ll be posting reviews of books that add either nutrients or spices into the recipe. Author interviews along with your thoughts and comments will all blend together to produce bread unlike any other having a unique texture, aroma and taste.
‘Hiking’ will journey over land – across waters – or into the wilderness of our minds. Who knows what we may find as we hike along the pathways of our lives and our minds? For me – it’s the journey that’s important – and the destination will take care of itself.
Thank you for joining me! Let the journey begin.
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