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Mingling with Light

I mingle with light
again, the essence of now
I'm falling for you!


I relished my time spent in the basilica ~ Sagrada Familia and now during these mostly dull January days here in the UK I can return to those bright moments to relive the experience.  I am able to study each image and fully go back into that time frame which for me was essentially a meditative one, for most of the time it was a walking meditation totally in the zone.  However, over the two plus hours inside I had to step in and out of the meditation to note the information points in relation to the architecture which, being high in religious symbolism was interesting but my intention was for a pure in the moment experience without the distraction of pre-existing religious concepts, if that is possible! Ideally two separate visits would have been perfect. Interestingly the audio headset encouraged people to spend time in the seated area for contemplation and meditation but I prefered to immerse myself by the window light with my viewfinder and senses fully attuned.  At this point I am not concerned with the settings on my camera so much as this would be an encumberance, knowing this is a cerebral function which can be performed back home to some degree if I so desired. My primary concern was about the experience.

I was transfixed by the sheer beauty and quality of light, feeling relaxed and at home, absorbed into the soft essence, at one with tranquility, presence, peace...


Joining with ~
Haiku my Heart
Recuerda-mi-Corazon

Comments

Marit said…
The photo is beyond beautiful! The essence of light, peace... it's open for the viewer to interpretate... just a stunning photo illustrating the haiku. My 2015 be filled with light and love!
Gillena Cox said…
its nice when the light of contemplation shines on our beautiful memories

have a nice Sunday

much love...
I love how you articulate your beautiful experience! The photo is exquisite with color, fluidity and form... I also love how you found your own way to take in the experience and let it incubate within you. You really are showing me how life *is* an internal journey, re-birthing one's Self creatively... You are definitely my inspiration! :)
annieelf2012 said…
What a magnificent edifice. The constant sense of being pulled upwards is overwhelming.
foxysue said…
Thank you Annie, I hadn't looked at it like that but you are absolutely right and now I'm seeing it in a different light!
Lea said…
I was just thinking of you today... and here you are... the Sagrada Familia is such a special place... I feel the memory of my visit there in my bones, and your image and haiku bring it all back. I breathe in that sacred, sacred space...
judie said…
Your photo brings peace to the viewer. Very, very cool!
rebecca said…
perhaps the light i revel in most is the light of you. dearest...your presence here, your words, your example of gravitating to the essence of the moment all enfold me. the way you enfold me, as only someone who well knows the contours of each others hearts can do. i.love. you.

xo
sperlygirl said…
this is such a beautiful image of peace and light. your experience sounds like it was sacred for your heart. a beautiful combination of word and image.

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