Weekly Challenge: Companionable

Mom and Dad

Old friends
Old friends
Sat on their park bench
like bookends…
Can you imagine us years from today,
Sharing a park bench quietly?
How terribly strange to be seventy

…Paul Simon

I gave this photo to my parents on their 50th wedding anniversary. They have shared such a full life, fulfilled many dreams together, and now are settling into a quiet time in their older age. They are an inspiration to me.

More black and white photos…

Ice Details
Winter is an Etching
Horsetooth Ridge

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Photo Challenge: Fleeting Skier

Sculpture in Vail, Colorado for the Fleeting photo challenge.

Fleeting Skier

Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” James 4: 13-15 NIV

I’ve been learning that life is fleeting.  We often realize that as a result of tragedy…allow your sorrow to spur you, not to bitterness, but push through it to the lesson, which will make you stronger. I lived my life as a unbeliever for 33 years and during those years, try as I might, I could never figure out how to do that.  But with the Holy Spirit living inside of us, we can forgive, be healed of the loss, grasp the lesson, and move on. Everyone has pain…it is the privilege of the Believer to reap a great harvest from it. Life is fleeting, don’t miss it!

Horsetooth Ridge, Fort Collins, CO

Horsetooth Ridge, Fort Collins, CO

Look who’s here: Mountain-Shaper! Wind-Maker!
He laid out the whole plot before Adam.
He brings everything out of nothing,
like dawn out of darkness.
He strides across the alpine ridges.
His name is God, God-of-the-Angel-Armies.
…Amos 4:13 (MSG)