Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Judith Heartsong artsy essay


kmh 2007 


A perfect day for me is to actually forget that I am not well, it is to feel the warmth of the sun on my face as it sets for the day. I sit patiently in one of the colorful Adirondack chairs, today I chose the bright yellow one to  perch myself in. Book still in hand open but no words have been read,  I sit along the shore line waiting my Fisherman Husband to return to me after spending the day on the water teaching his son what his Father has taught him...the art of fishing.....they Fished for Walleyes, Northern Pikes and Large mouth bass.

It is their routine to go before dawn, grab a quick breakfast in hand and not return to the cabin until the sun starts to set. The sky so golden with the low mist rolling in from the lake....My Son spy's me waiting for him at the shoreline and is eagerly awaiting to show me what the lake has given him this day, he starts to wave his lantern from the boat to let me know of his arrival....it is now dusk, the most mystical time of the day. I raise my camera and take one last picture for the day and it's magical! All is right in my world for a moment....I hear the loons calling to one another off in the distance...the bull frogs searching for new mates even if it's just for the night. I am blessed that I can spend a few more tomorrows waiting for the eagles to fly high over my head, the boy to grow into a fine young man and if I'm lucky.... a cure for Breast Cancer. 


 


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38 comments:

shoot4mephoto said...

Kim you make me cry!! You are truly so inspirational!! Your story, your love of nature, photography and family has touched my heart for life....I hope you get many many more days!!! A lifetime....and more....
Love Lisa

sdoscher458 said...

This was really beautiful, hope you win. I love Judith's site, she has been so kind  & interactive with people - miss that she is not here in Jland. Your words that you have written are so much from the heart...I wish it were like that every day for you...love, Sandi

kirkbyj05 said...

A beautiful photograph and an inspiring story and Artsy Essay Entry.
Well done Kim. Moments like you described are certainly precious and should be held forever close to the heart.
Love 'n hugs

Jeanie xxxx

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))))))))))Very nice,lovly entry.Have a nice day.

adlessor said...

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pharmolo said...

Beautiful, Kim, and well written. Excellent!

sangrialel said...

What a beautiful day that is!  Linda

astoriasand said...

This is beautiful,thankyou for sharing this today.You are so talented.Take care God Bless Kath
astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

ajquinn354 said...

Kim glad you had a perfect day, nice that you could just relax outdoors and enjoy the beauty of the fall season. Loved your picture. Here's wishing that you get all your special dreams and goals in life.  Take care, enjoy your get away. Hugs to you. Arlene (AJ)  

princesssaurora said...

Beautiful... the picture, the essay, the sentiments....  Totally reminds me of my times on the lakes in MN....

be well,
Dawn
http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

faithmtn said...

Beautiful writing from a beautiful spirit! Keep writing, you have a gift!

xomywayox said...

That was good, I could picture what you saw. Beautiful.

Brenda

blpltt said...

Sounds idyllic, Kim.  You took me there.  Thank you.
Bunny xx

judzia24 said...

This is a wonderful entry.. thank you for sharing and writing in this months Artsy Essay Contest...

Kristal
http://apoeticdreamerssoul.blogspot.com/

jouell3935 said...

Kimberleigh,
Wow it has been a while, I do believe since I have left an actual comment. I still lurk about, and keeping up to date.
Again, you have left me speechless and encumbered by your words...well put!

Peace
Jodi
http://beyondthecrackedwindow.blogspot.com/

danpat923 said...

What a beautiful picture and story!!! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful......
I wish I could relax on the water like that, and I have no excuse as I am in Florida with alot of sunsets and sunrises.  


frankandmary said...

Rather than adjust your expectations lower, you just continue to make us all reach higher...
~Mary

judithheartsong said...

Kim! I am honored. What a beautiful and heartfelt entry..... and what a perfect day. I, too, could go there with you. Thank you for writing what matters, and for being the perfect you that you are.

love and hugs,

judi

ab45yui said...

Who needs a book when you have a day like this, very good!  I'm glad you enjoyed it!

lanurseprn said...

Kim, this is beautiful! I really could picture it all as I read your very descriptive words. Well done!!
Pam

emmapeeldallas said...

You are one talented lady, Kim.  This is beautiful (like you).

Judi

nelishianatl said...

This was a great essay.  I could see what you were seeing through your vivid description.  Be healthy and well soon.  

Nelishia
http://journals.aol.com/nelishianatl/PrayingandBelieving/

gehi6 said...

This will be a great contribution to Judith Heartsong's Artsy Essays.  I am moved by it, very moved.  It has a feeling of timelessness about it, of forever.  How wonderful that you were able to write like this and with the beautiful and haunting photo, the impression is of total completeness.  Gerry http://journals.aol.com/gehi6/daughters-of-the-shadow-men/  

missheathyrmaree said...

Beautiful Kim.  Just beautiful.
And I think your perfect day will come true.
Soon!

Hugs,
Heather

amyrangei said...

That is beautiful!

s0ngbird1962 said...

Beautiful.....

jmorancoyle said...

    Nicely done.
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/MyWay

wwfbison said...

This is a beautifully perfect day and so well written.  You did an excellent job.
Lisa

shoot4mephoto said...

Boy I gotta say that picture of you and Jim is really awesome!! And you lady look like a SEXY MOMMA :)......You look GREAT!!!

breakaway1968 said...

WOW this entry was simply amazing!  :)  

pprrrr39 said...

Beautiful................. so heartfelt words

hugs Jayne

wildautumn1 said...

Sounds like my kind of perfect day! Your picture is amazing!

babe73boo said...

What a beautiful way you have with words!! It even gave me a feeling of peace. Stand strong, Sweetie, God is with you. Hugs,Barbara

inafrnz247 said...

A magical day indeed...  Thank you for taking us there with your heartfelt words.

::hugs::

Michelle

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

So much enjoyed your entry!  Am praying for ya!  Stay strong and take good care of yourself!  Hugs,TerryAnn

beckiepainton said...

Im wishing i was there with you, it sounds idyllic.Luv Becks xx

xomywayox said...

Ok, I've already commented to this entry. That's not why I'm here, I'm here to say thank you for commenting to my j.

Lub Ya.....YA-YA

canyonsun04 said...

Pure Serenity, just amazing and what a lovely entry, you brought me back to my own peaceful place in my heart. That is an awesome pic, did you take that?
Hugs
Ang