The Friday Clive (with photos)

Half Dome with a dusting of snow

It is not an accident that simple-minded people, however spiritual, should blend the ideas of God and Heaven and the blue sky.  It is a fact, not a fiction, that light and life-giving heat do come down from the sky to Earth.  The analogy of the sky's role to begetting and of the Earth's role to bearing is sound as far as it goes. 

Sky's reflections in Mirror Lake

The huge dome of the sky is of all things sensuously perceived the most like infinity.  And when God made space and worlds that move in space, and clothed our world with air, and gave us such eyes and such imaginations as we have, He knew what the sky would mean to us. 

The Author at Mirror Lake

And since nothing in His work is accidental, if He knew, He intended.  We cannot be certain that this was not indeed one of the chief purposes for which Nature was created.


(Pictures of my recent trip to Yosemite National Park.  If you haven't been, come in the winter.  You won't regret it.)


Quotidian Life said…
When I was a little girl, Half Dome was my favorite mountain. Kinda weird that I thought I could have a favorite mountain, but I just thought it was so cool! We camped in Yosemite a few times when I was young (back when the drive through tree was yet standing.) Your pictures are lovely.
stephseef said…
you look beeeeeeeeautiful.
chris said…
(to continue Steph's thought), the place looks beautiful as well! i've never been to Yosemite in any season, but the pix make me wish i had...

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