Monday, July 4, 2011

My Reality - A River of Stones

I've stopped watching TV:
murder, corruption, sensationalism, and "reality"
happen without my attention
I know the path to take through the woods
to a fallen log
in a sunny clearing
where the Fairy Slipper orchids
bloom in glorious profusion.


  1. I'm with you on the TV if my brain weren't cluttered with enough chaos. stunning flower! wow. nature is so imaginative

  2. oh that is lovely. i like it very much.

  3. What a beautiful orchid, an a lovely place. Thank you for the lovely comment about my post (my father's hands) I kind of hope that I do have his hands, but am not sure I am quite good enough yet.

  4. I think you made the right choice, too.

    This shot will make the fairies want their slippers back!

  5. hi barb, i just saw you my way and wondered just who you might be.

    your post speaks to me. reminds me of something a friend of mine, marion, sent me to see, the five tenets of Buddhism.

    "Aware of the suffering caused by unmindful consumption, I vow to cultivate good health, both physical
    and mental, for myself, my family, and my society by practicing mindful eating, drinking, and consuming.
    I vow to ingest only items that preserve peace, well-being and joy in my body, in my consciousness, and
    in the collective body and consciousness of my family and society. I am determined not to use alcohol
    or any other intoxicants, or to ingest foods or other items that contain toxins, such as certain T.V.
    programs, magazines, books, films and conversations. I am aware that to damage my body and my
    consciousness with these poisons is to betray my ancestors, my parents, my society, and future
    generations. I will work to transform violence, fear, anger, and confusion by practicing a diet for myself
    and for society. I understand that a proper diet is crucial for self-transformation, and for the
    transformation of society."

    i'm no Buddhist but i see something familiar in your path. i too know of fallen logs. passed under one today.

    nice to meet you.


  6. What a beautiful poem and photo! And you have certainly chosen the better path. :D

  7. Now that is a reality show. Great pic. Good for you giving up television.

  8. Tv nowadays is junk, they take all the bad things and present them like they are the coolest things ever...... beautiful picture

  9. Yes, I agree with you, Barb.
    Those sensational information on TV only make us sad, and confused when we want to know about what is happening in reality. Your orchard is so elegant and lovely!

  10. Oh, how lovely! Orchids blooming in the woods wins hands down over TV every time. :)

  11. I am glad to be settled down for a while and have time to read your "other blog"...I really love this blog, but enjoy having time to savor each one.

    The Mountain wildflowers are so special.

    I really loved the post on "no TV". I'm not there yet, but almost!

  12. Oh this is exquisite! I love your words and the sentiments behind them.

    (I don't watch tv for those reasons.)

    A beautiful post!

    Susannah x

  13. I like your reality! Sounds wonderful!


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