No Answers



hummingbird circled



Sun warming, calm water day. A bird sings softly. His song enters through the open door of my bedroom, bringing a pause to my bed-making, bringing attention to the harmony of stillness that envelopes the garden and sea beyond. I am compelled to take notice, with pen and paper to record what I see, bringing myself to the simple awareness of precious moments that define what is.

The cat returns from his morning patrol, rubs his wet nose across my arm, settling on the step beside me to wallow in his blackness. The sun obscured for small moments behind approaching day-clouds and memories of yesterday in the children’s scattered playthings.
In this moment, so many things, people and places, contained within the impression of separateness

“Does God live in the ditch by the roadside?”
A question I asked as a child.
Patterns in motion, eat, sleep, dream, work, rest, imagine.
Definitions, choices, events that shape who and what we are.

No answers. Just moments of being aware, of listening, feeling, seeing, sensing,
and a heart gratitude for life.

About maskednative

I live in Ireland, in an extended cottage overlooking Waterford Estuary, privvy to constant changes of light on water, colour and movement, tides and people. I am anglo-Irish and although my initial intention was to live here for a year and a day, I am still here, a blow-in to these shores for the past fifteen years. There have been countless times when I wanted to run back to England with homesickness and relief, but for one reason or another, so far, it has not been possible. I surrender, the soul of Ireland has captured me, allowed a glimpse of the world behind the mask of everyday experiences, bringing forth a mixture of words and pictures from an ordinary everyday life, filled with ordinary everydayness that I offer as a celebration, to the creator of this truly wonderful planet.
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6 Responses to No Answers

  1. Geo Sans says:

    everything then
    be known ?
    paul klee

    Liked by 1 person

  2. what words to ponder…my spirit searched for you tonight and found your words…one of those special blessings! Have a wonderful weekend

    Liked by 1 person

  3. You are so right! Nicely done!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. SirenaTales says:

    This mindful piece exudes quietude and grace. Thank you for sharing the loveliness. xo

    Liked by 1 person

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