Friday, April 8, 2016

The Curious State - A Day Trip

This is a post I wrote about two years ago.  It is an exercise in using your imagination and senses as a filter through which to view the world around you...

The introduction to the story is here.

Are you ready for the opera? As you open the front door, step out and smell the dewy morning air, feel the bright warmth of the sun and hear the crunch of the gravel underfoot as we start out.

The curtain rises on the stage of open fields, with the backdrop of sky and forest.   Do you hear the chorus of birds singing with the melody of the breeze?  Do you see the butterflies dance and spin along the top of the grassy carpet?

As your eyes take in the landscape, watch the waves in the grass as the breeze moves through.  The wide open space runs up to the edge of the forest, but from here, you can see the sky without obstruction.  As you gaze into the expanse of sky, see how the change in the shades of blue gives a hint to the curve of the atmosphere, and leaves you to wonder how, just beyond that darkest blue, the stars wait for their turn on stage when the sun takes its final bow of the day. 

Let's walk on.

If you pause beside the stream that babbles next to the path, listen to the water telling of how it makes its way from the sky to the top of the mountain, down to the valley, stopping to water the grass on the prairie, then moving on to the stream, to the river, to the ocean, and back to the sky.

Here we are at the edge of the forest.  The variations of the brown and green colors is amazing!  The canopy provides some welcome shade as we enter this new landscape. . .

This is part of a story I have been working on.  My goal is to work on some images to go with the story, but for now, use your imagination to see the landscape.  Create some images of your own as you seek out your adventures.

What beauty can you see as you go out into the world?

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