Thursday, April 1, 2010

(Day 90) After the storm

People sometimes compare events in life to a storm. Storms usually have a build-up - sometimes that can be gradual but at other times they can rear up very quickly. Then there is the storm itself - of short or long duration but usually having some degree of violence or out-of-the-ordinary happenings. And, after the storm, there is peace, although there can also be 'mopping up' required. Things usually aren't as they were before the storm.

Our storm has now passed us by. It is by no means forgotten and there will be 'mopping up'. But we'll be looking for that peace, and especially that 'peace that passes all understanding.

Note: although I followed the ABC principle, circumstances prevented me from using my camera for the past couple of days; hopefully I'll be back behind the lens shortly. In the meantime I'm relying on my archives.

(70-200mm  f8  1/500 sec  ISO200)

8 comments:

darlin said...

Rick you are an amazing man, I love the strength and passion I can feel from here. You have a wonderful spirit and a kind soul. This picture fits what you are saying to a "T". God bless you and your family especially during your troubled time.

M. Hassan said...

I hope you guys find your peace and that you can soon be back behind the lens.

I'm amazed by your archives though, this is an awesome shot.

Krista said...

What a beautiful photo Rick!

I hope that the calm after the storm finds you all soon.

Peace and love to you and yours...

joey said...

Very reflective catching up on your stunning photos, Rick. I lost a dear friend today, shocking news. Your photo journal touched me. May the gift of spring blessings surround you.

Rick said...

@darlin - thank you so much. We are feeling blessed, and I especially appreciate all the kindness shown by fellow bloggers and photographers.

Rick said...

@M - thank you for your encouraging words, and also your feedback (I shot this last Oct. - the skies were amazing; don't think I've seen clouds like that for a long time).

Rick said...

@Krista - thank you Krista for thinking of us. I'm sure it will take some time, but we have hope that we'll be given peace.

Rick said...

@joey - really sorry to hear about your loss, especially as it sounds like it was so unexpected. We had been anticipating ours for some time, but it still comes as a blow when it occurs. May God provide comfort to you and others close to your friend. Thank you for your support.