Tuesday, February 24, 2009


The world is changing, winter to spring; snow gives up to rain.

By early afternoon, the clouds parted and allowed the sun to paint the landscape with deep, brilliant colors. Rhonda and I walked by the Spokane River and took in the promise of spring.

This time of year brings to mind a passage I read recently:

"Close your eyes now, and then open them and look outside. What you will see is love coming out of the trees, love coming out of the sky, love coming out of the light." - The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz

In my finest moments of clarity, this is what I feel.

Looking upstream on the Spokanbe River...

In our mundane doings, Rhonda and I went to the Spokane campus of Washington State University to sign legal papers. WSU is hiring me on a temporary basis to provide educational consulting for the 2009 Ecuador Youth Leadership Exchange. Those who follow my blog know that I worked on this project last year, and I'm thankful to have a role again this year.

As we left the campus, I tried to take a somewhat persepctive shot of the university for my blog and inadvertently captured the figure of a skull in the snow. Can you see it? My first thought was that the winter is dying and a new season of my life is emerging. Any other interpretations?


Anonymous said...

In a weird way, your photo of Spokane over the river reminds me of Vermeer's View of Delft - kind of a modern interpretation.


Sounds like you found a way to make errands into something special. c

Barry Moses (Sulustu) said...

Hi Colleen, your comment was too cool to leave unsaid, so I posted it. Thanks for checking in.


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