Oh The Times They Are A-Changin’

The sky is very different today than when I took this photo last week. It is grey and lowering. Heavily pregnant grey clouds release their bounty upon the earth, nourishing plants and trees and soil. A prayer of hope for all life on earth.

The forest outside my window is different today than it was a week ago. The forest canopy is lusher. Full of spring’s delicate breath. Green leaves dance in the wind upon branches that sway with hypnotic grace, like a thousand Sufi mystics spinning in prayer.

The river too is different. Spring runoff in the mountains has begun in earnest. Snowbound slopes have given way to spring’s promise, releasing their burden of snow to the streams and rivers below. Outside my window, the river waters are swollen. They run high and fast. Their rushing waters flow with the secrets of time gathered from mountaintops and valley bottoms leading them to the mystery of a distant, unseen sea. Listen. The waters are chanting. They are pregnant with a luminous prayer echoing through time. May the river never stop flowing, they whisper. May time always pass.

The world is different today than just a few short days and weeks ago. Not just because of Covid 19’s sinister presence that still cautions us to slow down, to stay sheltered. It is different because the voices of the people are rising up as one voice, clamouring for change, marching for justice, kneeling on bended knee in unified prayer for the sake of our humanity.

Bob Dylan’s 1964 iconic song says it best:

Oh the times they are a-changin’.

13 thoughts on “Oh The Times They Are A-Changin’”

  1. So ethereal, so close to nature in all its forms. You write this with a beauty that shakes me to the core. Reminds me of Native Americans
    and their closeness and faith in nature.
    I would like to quote one passage of yours:
    “ The waters are chanting. They are pregnant with a luminous prayer echoing through time. “

    May the masses be heard and peace and unity begin. 💕

    Miriam

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  2. I am willing to listen to just about anyone. I have learned that I don’t really need to agree, disagree, or do what they say. But, mainly allow people the chance to speak, without me feeling as though it is up to me to change their mind. It makes me feel free and happier.

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