Photo, Haiku and Commentary
Horizon Haiku (Connected)
The earth meets the sky
A promise in the distance
We are connected
As we move toward the new year, I am learning to recognize the depth of my connections.
I am connected to God through His love and grace. I am connected to my family, and that includes my pets. I am connected to my friends, and that includes blogger buddies. I am connected to my co-workers. I am connected to my neighbors and community. I am connected to the human race, persons near and far, on earth and in heaven. I am connected to nature. I am connected to myself, including my physical senses, inner thoughts and emotions.
The surface connections are easy to see. It is the deeper layers of connection that are on my mind. How does it all work together? Can growing in appreciation of all these complex bonds make me more grounded, understanding, optimistic, peaceful, loving, and kind? Can it make me a better human, friend, sister, and child of God? I think it can. I believe it will.
Posted in response to the daily post weekly photo challenge:
Shared photo credit with my brother who spotted this old building and thought it would make a great photograph. Together, we edited the photo taken with an iPhone 5s. Using the camera+ app we desaturated the photo to black and white with slight adjustments for brightness and contrast.
During the process, we were talking about how this barn was once brand new with proud owners anticipating its use. Still standing, even though usefulness has waned, the building gives us a glimpse of past promise and dreams.
I continue to take part in Lucile’s Photo101Rehab. And, as part of the black and white photo challenge given to me by desleyjane, I am to post a B&W photo every day for 5 days and also invite someone else each day. Since she posted an interesting picture to complete photo101 and was looking for another photo challenge, I invite The Armchair Sommelier to consider joining us.
I know this is a busy time of year. So if the timing isn’t right or you have already been invited, I certainly understand.