Awake or Asleep?


“Only that day dawns to which we are awake.”

– Henry David Thoreau –


Do we look but not see? Hear but not listen? Touch but not feel? Catch a scent but not inhale deeply? Eat and not savor the taste?

May our senses be awake when we’re awake. May we slow down, nurture peace, cultivate loving-kindness, and carry the calm.

Nature of the week – dawn from my window, and a haiku to go with it:

Dawn whispers morning,

hums the day before breaking

into full song.

– KH –

Shadow of the Week:

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Text and photos © 2017 Karyn Henley. All rights reserved.

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