Saturday

Delay Not



...I believe you cannot wait ...

And let life peaceably pass you by....


You must grab it...

Arms spread wide...

With both hands.... and an inquiring mind...


Savor it...

Devour it...

Intoxicate your mind with it.....



.......To the depths of your very soul...







....No one.... can do it... but you...


Time moves much too quickly.....



This sunrise occurred during the late fall, last year at 8:30 on a November morning, where the sun rises directly in front of our view over the Bay of Fundy.... where the sky is vast....
... it changed immensely during very brief moments... taken from the front verandah.

21 comments:

Anet said...

It's so beautiful!

Ruth said...

Gwen, the quality of that light, the rays, the warmth behind the clouds, they just speak to my heart. I really love the 'mailslot' crop on the second one.

You've captured a perfect metaphor for what you're urging. I've run around here certain I was going to miss the fleeting sunrise, looking for my tripod, able to catch just a few moments before the whole sky changes. And that's how brief our life is.

We watched "Lions for Lambs" last night, which isn't the greatest film, although I don't disagree with anything in it, well of course I agree with everything. But the professor's admonition to his student reminds me of what you're saying here. We've got one chance, and if we don't just start DOING what we need/want to do, it slips by us.

Ruth said...

Oh, and I didn't even mention how fantastic it must be to watch this happen from your front door.

Sharon said...

A beautiful sunrise and a passionate perspective. I agree with Ruth...that the metaphor is apropos.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thanks Anet,it is different every moment of the day... feels like I live at a "Nature" theatre... just gaze out the window, turn my head away... look back .. a new scene emerges...it all happens because of the weather... it creates it... and changes it..

Ruth, We haven't watched a movie in quite a while, maybe we can pick it up in the village.
...and the rising sun on the bay,Oh... is enough to fling me out of bed just to capture it... unfortunately I don't catch it every morning as it rises so much earlier now and further to the east.. but it is well worth setting the alarm clock for... or your "brain-clock".. whichever works best for getting you up in the morning...

Brevity is right... we are mere specks!

Thanks Sharon, I guess I feel things very strongly and very personally... the older I become... the stronger it gets...

Bill Evertson said...

I love the poetry! You have the gift of bringing words to art. Plus the art of being in the right place at the right time comes easy with experience, as I see from your work. best. Bill

Sandy said...

Beautiful!!!

sandy

Ruth said...

Gwen, I wouldn't even bother with the film, it just isn't that good if you rarely see movies. It's just that it reminded me. Your time is far better spent getting up early for one of these sunrises.

And I know what you mean about going deeper with age. Who wants to be 18??

Gwen Buchanan said...

It's quite foggy this morning after the much needed rain .. so if I want to see a sunrise... I'll have to look here.
Thank you Bill, I appreciate your observation!

Thanks, Sandy..

Thanks for the clarity on the movie Ruth... I see what you mean now...not a recommendation.
as to who wants to be 18? huuuummmmm...so much to consider...

Hillary said...

It's just how I feel now, your words are so right. Resonate.
Please could I use them in a piece? It will be for myself not for resale, and I will give your name in the credits. Regards Hillary

Gwen Buchanan said...

Hillary, I would be honoured. I'm glad you connect with my thoughts from 1/2 way round the world...

Angela Rockett said...

Such beautiful words for such deep truth. Nice photos too! Your home sounds so magical.

thealteredpage said...

Words to live by! Meaningful and beautifully written.

laura said...

Wonderful message, Gwen. I feel I should paint "delay not" on all my walls and doors!
P.S. The earrings arrived, and they're even lovlier in person: elegant and beautifully crafted, with a lightness and delicacy that can only be appreciated in person. Thanks so much!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thank you, Angela, I wish I could share the tantalizing seascape with everyone. Best of Luck on the show!

Seth, I know you never linger... Your abilities and your sharing are to be commended...

Your experimenting, sketching and transparent watercolors are a joy, Laura... you are not one to tarry...
I'm so happy you are pleased with the earrings .. Thank you for appreciating them...

VioletSky said...

The view outside your windows look so inspiring. At least when you get up early you don't have to venture very far.

Janice Thomson said...

Hello Gwen - not only a fabulous shot of that special time of day but exquisite words to accompany it.
I have enjoyed browsing your wonderful blog!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Very nice to have fellow Canadians visit my blog..

Yes VioletSky, I just have to wonder... do I turn left or do I turn right...
Thank you Janice... That was kind of you to come and visit...

Don said...

Ahhhh, that's livin'! Get up, get your hot beverage, walk to a window and see that. or that, or that

Thanks for letting me see that

Lisa said...

Gwen thank you for that poem it is very timely. My mother just passed away on My 27th & I found your writing very comforting. I would like to read it at her memorial with your permission. I've also been meaning to thank you for taking the time to leave a comment on my blog way over a month ago- its been a little chaotic here.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Lisa, I am so sorry for your loss... I would be so pleased if you used my poem...please do... I am glad that it had meaning for you...

My father passed away, the week we moved here and there is not a single day goes by that I don't think of him and his love of nature and all the things he taught me to value, in his very humble way...