Waiting to be noticed

If the stars shone but once in a lifetime, the entire world would be out gawking in wonder. It seems none the less wonder that they should shine every night, in their alloted place, yet the world fails to notice…

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

nicks 051“…. and it happens every day,” he said as we stood on the moors watching the miracle of a sunrise. We had watched the sun set too the night before. Two moments of sheer beauty… There is no reason for sunrises and sunsets…. I am not speaking scientifically, though science only gives an explanation; no real reason why the creation of the world should hold such unnecessary beauty…. why the sky should be painted with fire and gold every day, or why mists should shroud the valleys in so much softness, or frost encase the world in crystalline loveliness.

dawn 034These things are natural processes with a scientific basis we can explain. But why so much beauty? Why is the world such a breathtakingly lovely place? Why do we get the miracle of a gilded sky or the softness of summer rain sparkling on the grass?

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Even stranger… why do we…

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About Running Elk

My given native name, Running Elk, was bestowed in 2008 as I took my first steps as a fully fledged Medicine Man of the Zuni tradition. A most unlikely candidate for the role, my journey as a healer began some four years prior. The detour onto the shamanic way was most unexpected, yet has been one of the most rewarding challenges to date.
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10 Responses to Waiting to be noticed

  1. alienorajt says:

    Lovely, Sue – a pleasure to read and view. xxx

  2. Beautiful Running Elk and Sue!! So true!

    • Running Elk says:

      Thanks, Ellen. It’s all Sue, really… 😀 xx

      • But didn’t you write the part about the stars? I particularly liked that part. And, of course, Sue’s!

        How is your mother doing? If I have that right, she was suffering more indignities physically each day.

        ❤ Ellen

      • Running Elk says:

        Oh, I’ll take credit for the stars… 😉
        Mother is doing OK, Ellen, thanks for asking. She is so far away that we can only get down to visit every two weeks. When we saw her last weekend, she was much more her old self; partly because they have moved her into the local cottage hospital where she is in the type of ward where she is able to interact with people. Hoping that when we go down next weekend we may see further improvement, and, if at all possible, get her to agree to a proper care package being put into place. We’d have her here, but she is adamant that she wants to die in her own bed! Can’t blame her, really, but it sure doesn’t make things easy… 🙂

      • Glad things sound a bit better. I don’t know why the end has to be such a struggle and such anguish for all. I think there should be some way of chosing to die with dignity, comfort and grace. Everyone in my family struggled and the struggle was hard and long. By contrast, our dogs were surrounded by love and given a peaceful death in our arms. Good luck finding a good situation for your mum. Hugs, Ellen

      • Running Elk says:

        Thanks, Ellen. xx

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