I wish you a day of ordinary miracles
An unexpected phone call from an old friend Green stoplights on your way to work The fastest line at the grocery store
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Yesterday was such a day! I got home from Mt. The weather was perfect…cool and a little overcast…. The prayer worked for part of the day. The first thing we did was to walk the labyrinth…it is in its glory in early October…and we could see that it was fading in now early November but still beautiful in its simplicity and surprises.
Every time for years now, I would tell myself that the next visit to Mepkin Abbey, would result in me walking the labyrinth.
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But it never happened…until yesterday. Anne and Sue soon left me in the dust… literally…I stayed behind taking photos and completely absorbed in my own little world…so in order for this little munchkin to keep up I had to do a couple of cut-throughs on the yellow brick road. The saving grace yesterday was the most luscious breeze; it made us feel like we were walking through a Kansas wheat field…and overall the mosquitoes stayed at bay.
The monarch butterflies were out to play and this little fella sat and posed for me for several moments…. One of the most unusual moths we saw fluttering through the grasses was this beautiful pink moth. When the light hit the tall grasses and miniature blooms off the wildflowers it was something to behold.
I have discovered in life that when we stop and get down level with the little miracles in life…they spread our joy and surprise as far and wide as bigger miracles. Near the labyrinth lies the Nine Firefighters Memorial:.
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Nine cast concrete blocks stand in a circle creating an intimate space of reflection. The memorial is located in the center of a field of Broomsedge with mature live oaks as a backdrop. The de for the memorial was purposely simple and serene. Many visitors have used the stone path to write names and words of remembrance. I was the first one back due to a few detours and as I sat on the welcomed bench and stared up at the tall pines…all I could think of was the amazing history and stories that these trees could tell.
Henry Laurens was one of the wealthiest rice planters of the low country with more slaves than almost any other planter, he would be captured, imprisoned in the Tower of London during the American Revolution and later exchanged for Lord Cornwallis at the end of the war. After getting directions to the African-American cemetery we started walking along the path…but it was a long walk and no breeze….
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So we got back in the car and went over to the memorial gardens, fountain, and sculptures…. Sue said it was here that she could feel the past and the spirituality of the place. So until tomorrow…Some of you have already spotted some photos that Anne took yesterday on her Facebook …but if not please go look at all of them…. Loved meeting you Sue…we must do another adventure when you return. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google. You are commenting using your Twitter. You are commenting using your Facebook .
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