This was one of those God speaks through Nature moments.
I was struck with a greater need than usual to get out with the camera last night. I could feel the sky try to speak to me more than usual, as well.
It took a moment, but I eventually realized what I was there to see. Twirling and dancing, seemingly moving in directions nothing else was moving was this quite unusual cloud.
Everything is well.
It seems obvious, of course, to say the moon is enormous. It is, after all, a full moon, a SUPER moon, right?
It really isn’t much of a surprise to observe that despite being hidden behind layers of clouds it out shined the man made light along the shore.
And it was more than a thing that carved a gargantuan swath of light from the darkness.
Like so many things in Nature that are truly awesome, it was a glimpse of the divine.
It has been some time, a month, actually, since I have posted. It’s been a time of experiencing nature without the need or effort of chronicling the experience.
This experience is a spiritual one and today I brought my camera. I think nature is God’s way, the Spirit’s way of speaking to us. It’s rare that I connect the spiritual experience to the human one. But, like I said, today I brought my camera.
What I found to be most profound is what I see as the image of the cross. I think it’s safe to say this image created by the early morning sun reflected on the water and spread across the horizon has been visible to the world as long as there has been a world. Of course, before Christ’s Crucifixion it was not seen as the image of the cross. But after the Resurrection the icon of the crucifix resonated deeply because of this image in the natural world. That is, it was already in our collective memory as a spiritual image before it became a religious icon.