words and art by w a l t e r w s m i t h

A Mysterious Thing … The Photograph of a Place in Time

Biking around Lake Junaluska, Maggie Valley, North Carolina

Biking around Lake Junaluska, Maggie Valley, North Carolina

It was a golden morning and a beautiful start to the day. It was a Monday and there was a
chill in the air as the cold wind made its way down the mountain and across the
lake. I’ve always been mesmerized by beautiful seascapes and landscapes—where
water, mountain and sky meet. Drawn to their spiritual vastness, I sometimes
find (if it’s a good day) revelation and beauty, hidden…deep inside the
soul.  When transfixed by such a mysterious place—we question its magnitude.
In-turn, we can at times find our very own inadequacies.  We come to know our fears and our doubts. Usually
if I attempt to elevate myself, with pride—by thinking:  I can do this…or I can do that—whatever the
thoughts may be, I then know I am no longer centered.

It is a golden morning and a beautiful start to the day. It is early April 2011 and spring is
on its way. There is anticipation and a longing for the discovery of beauty and
the Self in recollection. I am still mesmerized by beautiful seascapes and
landscapes—where water, mountain and sky meet. There is a planetary energy, a
Consciousness that lifts my Spirit. Transfixed I find it is a mysterious thing—the
photograph of a place in time. I remember the beauty of the moment and my
present fears and doubts are washed away. I will elevate myself today, with joy—by
thinking: I can do this…and I can do that—whatever the dreams may be.
It is April and it is spring and all the growth of my soul and Spirit is before me.

If you have a photograph of a place in time that transcends your life experience, embrace it and share it with others.

Namaste

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8 responses

  1. Walter,
    You’re a star poet! You bring such captivating imagery into your posts that one can feel transported across time to the very place you write about… Such great poetry. TY!
    I hope you are doing well…
    Blessings,
    Eliz

    April 3, 2011 at 11:05 am

    • Thank you Elizabeth, I do enjoy writing from the heart. I am always searching for that connection with my emotional states of being while transforming them into image and word.

      I am doing well, and I hope the same for you.
      Namaste,
      Walter

      April 7, 2011 at 1:53 am

  2. I hope that you stay mesmerized by the beauty of nature. What a sad life it would be to lose that awe and wonder. North Carolina looks beautiful! Really nice post Walter.
    Thank you

    April 7, 2011 at 12:28 am

    • Hello my friend, and thanks for the uplifting support your comments have given me. Since I moved to the South from Philadelphia in 2002, I have come to love nature more profoundly, while discovering various outdoor adventures to test my athletic abilities. North Carolina and the mountains in particular are quite beautiful indeed.

      Enjoy your day
      Walter

      April 7, 2011 at 1:59 am

  3. what a beautiful scene.

    April 10, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    • Hi Ailisaifa, my Gods of Vice. Lake Junaluska is indeed a beautiful local as is much of North and South Carolina. But it felt quite majestic that cold morning overlooking the lake.

      April 19, 2011 at 5:16 am

  4. What i magic moment it was!!! I really like the way of see life…Thank you for this post!

    April 16, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    • Thanks Giulas, I enjoy sharing what I can on my perspective of life.

      April 19, 2011 at 5:20 am

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