A little of this and a little of that--what I see or feel or something that really strikes me. Or quite simply, a place to reflect.
Friday, November 21, 2008
A beautiful centipede
What a beautiful centipede! (Or I guess it could be a millipede?? I'm not up on my 'pede's'.) He's quite striking resting there on the leaves (incidentally in the middle of the path where we were walking, which is how we ran across him).
I grew up in a small community in Oklahoma. The sunrises and sunsets out there are truly spectacular since it is relatively flat and you can do a 360 and see the whole sky. However, living in the city has its advantages including Wal-Mart and just about any kind of restaurant (fast food or otherwise) that you'd have a craving for. But sometimes, I long for the wide open spaces and the feeling that I am truly alone with God and all his focus at that moment is only on me (because I'm the only one around for miles). Silly, I know, but you are reading the blog of a girl who once played tag with God (literally). We both laughed. I want to live free from fear. I want to try to do the things I have on my heart to do because I really don't want to leave the planet dissatisfied with myself. Who knows how much more I can do if I just have the courage and strength to try?
"I think most people can do a whole awful lot more if they just try. They just don't have the confidence that they can write a novel or they can write poetry or they can take pictures or paint or whatever, and so they don't do it, and they leave the planet dissatisfied with themselves." --Gordon Parks