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Night Walk

English: Night sky with moon and clouds, in Th...

I leave the world in my room to feel the soft fresh breeze of night, under the stars and in the light of the full moon. I walk the path through the trees and find my way to the water’s edge. There is an almost quiet flow of the river tonight. The reflection of the moon over the water creates a magical, peaceful, reflective mood. There is no one here but me and the night, and the trees whispering sweet nothings to the rippling river flowing by, and the fireflies flicker their messages to each other.

I am at peace with myself, and my thoughts scatter on the wind to flow through the universe. They call to you, to tell you that my heart is waiting patiently for you. They tell you that my arms are lonely for you, that I long to see your face, to hear your voice, to touch you. Yet, though I wish so deeply for you to be here by my side, to share our lives together, I know it will be worth the waiting.

Why is it the good things, happy times, magic moments come and go so quickly and the times in between seem so very long. I thank God for my nature friends to share these times with. What would I do without them.

I will walk a ways along the river’s edge, in the direction the river is flowing and imagine I am one with her, yet floating just barely above her soft cool water. I meld my soul with the river for a time, to understand, to feel. I spend some time this way.

Once back on land and resting against a great oak tree I feel refreshed and renewed. My tree holds me and enjoys the comfort of my peacefulness. I look up at the night sky with the stars twinkling, and watch the moon watching me.

June 22, 1996

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Sharing a picture of my special spot. This place which gives me a sense of peace and joy; and heart smiles.

A Peaceful Place by Ann Marquette

Where is your peaceful place?

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Sunny skies, sounds of water flowing and falling…
Ah, wish I were there, sitting on the rock in quiet reflection.

The Little Falls, Greenville photo by Ann Marquette

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River Seridó
River Seridó (Photo credit: grungepunk2010)

Thank you God for the many blessings in my life, and the joy that has filled me up as I walked out of past struggles with your guidance.

I live to walk the path you want for me, and need to KNOW only your voice, your whispers to guide my every step, every thought, word, and action throughout each day. Keep me on the right path ~ to step confidently over each rock across the river, over any narrow road, any times where I cannot see where I’m going, and guide me to choose the right way in any fork in the path.

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Love this topic because those of us who love to take photos, some of the best are when we are in the right place at the right time to catch something good, or maybe even great.  I enjoy capturing people enjoying the Reedy River and waterfall along Falls park in Greenville, SC.  Here are a couple I took last weekend.

Refreshing, But Cold by Ann Marquette

Resting In The Sunshine by Ann Marquette

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Autumn on Reedy River 2010 by Ann Marquette

Reedy River and Water Fall 2010 by Ann Marquette

Reedy River and Falls under Liberty Bridge 2010 by Ann Marquette

More Fall photos taken in Greenville, SC last November 2010.

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Night sky with moon and clouds, in Thailand (f...

Night sky

Interesting to look back at some of my writings from a few years ago. Sometimes I wonder where my mind was then 🙂

I leave the world in my room to feel the soft fresh breeze of night, under the stars and in the light of the full moon. I walk the path through the trees and find my way to the water’s edge. There is an almost quiet flow of the river tonight. The reflection of the moon over the water creates a magical, peaceful, reflective mood. There is no one here but me and the night, and the trees whispering sweet nothings to the rippling river flowing by, and the fireflies flicker their messages to each other.

I am at peace with myself, and my thoughts scatter on the wind to flow through the universe. They call to you, to tell you that my heart is waiting patiently for you. They tell you that my arms are lonely for you, that I long to see your face, to hear your voice, to touch you. Yet, though I wish so deeply for you to be here by my side, to share our lives together, I know it will be worth the waiting.

Why is it the good things, happy times, magic moments come and go so quickly and the times in between seem so very long. I thank God for my nature friends to share these times with. What would I do without them.

I will walk a ways along the river’s edge, in the direction the river is flowing and imagine I am one with her, yet floating just barely above her soft cool water. I meld my soul with the river for a time, to understand, to feel. I spend some time this way.

Once back on land and resting against a great oak tree I feel refreshed and renewed. My tree holds me and enjoys the comfort of my peacefulness. I look up at the night sky with the stars twinkling, and watch the moon watching me.

June 22, 1996

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Interesting that today the WordPress topic suggestion is “Describe the perfect Sunday.”  I wrote this piece awhile back and reposting it here.  Enjoy…

My perfect Sunday would be…

A Peaceful Place by Ann Marquette

In the early morning as the sun peaks over the horizon I am sitting, either quietly with my Love on the large swing and rocking chair back porch looking out over a magical landscape with a cup of coffee. We listen to the sound of silence mingled with the occasional sound of nature which surrounds us. We thank God for this day, and all our blessings. What a beautiful morning.

After a light breakfast we take a long walk along the river. About half way we stop and sit in the swing under the big oak tree along the river’s edge. We hold hands as we listen to the water gently flowing over the rocks, and watch the people with their children and dogs enjoying the lovely day out. We talk about our latest creative projects, but mostly we just enjoy being together.
Eventually we let someone else enjoy the swing as we ramble on our way. Before returning home we stop at a lovely, quaint restaurant for some lunch.

Back home I settle in to do some writing while my imagination is bursting through the walls of my heart, and my Love catches up on some reading.

At some point I can smell something wonderful coming from the kitchen. My sweetheart had quietly gotten up and gone in to start one of his amazing creations for our dinner. He brings me a glass of wine, which he hands me after a gentle kiss. My heart skips a beat, or two, and my spirit jumps for joy. I smile and tell him thank you with kiss.

I finish what I am writing and join him in the kitchen where we talk while he finishes preparing our dinner. We have a lovely little table out back in a section of our magical landscape where we dine, on lovely nights like this with a couple of candles. It is so peaceful and beautiful. The dinner is so delicious, I can taste the love gone into the preparation.

To be with my love, the one God sent me, that special someone beyond anyone I could imagine; the one I love more than I could ever believe I could love someone makes my everyday perfect…not just my Sundays.

(c) January 26, 2011

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The Rouvre river

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This was written in 1996 as I listened to the beautiful, haunting sounds of Ixlandia composed and played by Jonn Serrie.  You can hear a taste of it now while you read how I was inspired by it… http://www.thousandstar.com/16901.html  click on the audio sample of this piece.  I edited the writing below to read as a slow, heartfelt poem.

The tears rain through my heart
softly as a Spring rain
on the windows of this castle world I live in.
My room is where I go
when I’m in need of renewing my spirit.
Just now my heart cries for you.
Loneliness fills my soul.

I listen to the rain outside
and inside my heart.
I watch the river flow by
out there beyond my room
and I imagine it carrying my sadness away.
As the rain refreshes our earth
my tears wash the pain from my heart
and makes me smile again.

In the depths of my soul
I know I will see you again someday.
The magic,
the beauty that was us…
for a few brief moments in time…
will one day become ours forever.
When you have done
all you need to do,
to find your true spirit…
When I am where I need to be…
Somewhere, sometime,
we will meet again
in a very special place.
We will then truly know each other
as we are meant to.

My hands and my heart
will reach out and touch you,
and hold you.
Your tears will flow with a joy
never known to you before.
You will know you are loved
far beyond the moon and stars,
and back again.

 My heart, my soul
wait for you…
and long for the day
we will be together, forever.
We will be together,
longer than forever.

May 28, 1996

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Here the leader of the group is coming up to me as I am getting ready to take the picture. I could hear her/him (?) saying “Hey Lady, got any food?” And I did say “Sorry, I don’t have any goodies for you.”

Hey Lady anything to eat - by Ann Marquette

 

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