Come meander with me on the pathless path of the Heart
in these anecdotal,
sometimes inspiring, sometimes personal meanderings of the Heart's opening in the every-day-ness of Life...

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Heart Stones...

Some of you may remember that I am doing a month of
“small stones.”

It’s a practice in awareness, noticing life,
both inner and outer,
as it happens…
Click here to read more about it.


The homey smell of
a cooked meal
that lingers
in the house,
smelled again
upon entering…

Memories of the smell of
my grandmother’s home…

The smell of love and warmth…

Warm fuzzies…

Snowing like soft white rain
melting as it hits the ground,
leaving shiny black pavement
and the swish sound of wetness
from the tires..

Lovely lyrical violin music
on the car radio

The Heart’s delights…

Loving the sounds of the house
the sounds of a day…

The washing machine
the dryer
the furnace
the creaking

A plane overhead
A dog barking

The sound of peace
The sound of silence
behind the noise


Experiencing the gap
of twilight

a transition…

an opening of the heart…

an awareness
of life
so complete
my heart quakes
like the leaves
with its sweetness…


  1. sounds like a wonderful view of the world, warm and full with awareness of life's small details. lovely little stones.

  2. I have always loved the sound of washer/dryer and furnace doing their thing. When I read about your twilight walks "Just a Song at Twilight" enters my mind hum. LOL.

    lovely stones

    1. Maybe it's our "domesticity", but there is something rhythmical and warm about those sounds...

      I don't recall that song - will have to look it up :)

      Thank you Suki...

  3. I am so happy to be here to witness this love today, Christine. It is in the small, ordinary-extraordinary things where so much love often resides. :o) Those heart stones are wonderful... and so is is this series--very inspiring! Happy weekend, my friend ((HUGS))

    1. Thank you Tracy :) Yes, the awareness of the ordinariness of just life, just the little sounds and sights of life sometimes tickles the Heart :) I'm so happy you are enjoying it too :)

  4. I love them all, and what a wonderful view of this beautiful world!

    1. Thank you Cate for visiting and leaving your lovely trace... :)

  5. The leaves in that final photo look like little fluttering hearts to me. Beautiful!

    1. They are! :) They are the leaves of the cottonwood tree and they are heart shaped! They are all around here...

  6. Thank you for reminding me of the magic of the EVERYDAY, that it, too, can be extraordinary; this is a lesson I frequently lose.

    1. Me too :) It's amazing what one notices when one is being aware...


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