Veiled in light

Let the veil of silence fall presently over what happened afterwards.
Silence, too, can speak out.

Lech Walesa

“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”
― C.S. Lewis


(tiny tomato blooms basking in the sun / Julie Cook / 2015)

She teases, tantalizes and titilates, dancing in and out. . .
Often hiding behind a thin gossamer veil.
Embracing with tender warmth, she soothes and caresses weary souls.
Yet like a fickle temptress, her sweet warmth can grow hot with rage. . .
It is without warning that she can assail the unsuspecting with her wicked wrath.

Yet more often than not, she greets each day sweetly . . .
In a sleepy silence. . .growing ever more beautiful and bright.
She beams in glowing radiance. . .
Yet as it is with those of intense beauty, she has her darker days of melancholy. . .
Those dreary days when she is barely present. . .
Waxing and waning, lethargic and dull. . .
She broods within herself, hidden away as if tending a deep wound or insult.

And yet in spite of any perceived slight, she will reappear in her full glory. . .
Refreshed, glowing and once again her sly coy self. . .
As she merrily seduces all into complacent assumptions.
It is in like turn that she will offer up her full majesty with a triumphant fervor–
Spinning her passions while coaxing and summoning. . .
Pulling and prying that which was not from out of the darkness. . .
Willing the lifeless upward from the black void of nothingness. . .
As once again she works her magic,
Waving and stretching her radiant arms outward over all in need of light. . .

19 comments on “Veiled in light

  1. Christine Ledford says:

    Oh, this is simply beautiful, Julie! Lovely photos and stunning words. Yes, I needed this today. 🙂

  2. ColorStorm says:

    Yes, agree with Christine jewels.

    I never tire of the Jack Lewis quote about seeing everything by the light. People ask for ‘proof’ of a creator. Uh, let’s start with ‘light.’

    Top shelf stuff here. 😉

    • It is beyond me, thinking to your post from yesterday. . .even Einstein knew there was something greater than us all—I would think astro physicists, of all folks, those who have seen much further and beyond than the rest of us, cannot help but see and know that there is something far greater than ourselves–something infinitely expansive. . .greater and grander. . .

  3. Lily Lau says:

    This was so beautiful, you just made my day 🙂

  4. SwittersB says:

    Cookie great capture and beautiful, inspiring writing. You arose inspired today!!! 🙂

  5. Lynda says:

    What more can I add to the above comments! We are having a day where the sun comes in bright glory and then steals away to let the rain come down before returning in all her glory. Wonderful to watch the flip flop! Thanks for this post – it is amazing!

  6. Oh my gosh, you just knocked my socks of AGAIN as you so often do. I’ll be reblogging this. Simply stunning, not to mention timely. We are supposedly in for at least 10 day WITHOUT any rain. I found that another of my roses died
    from all the rain. We live on a sloping street and the bed along the southside where it was not only get the rain but also the run off from the yard next to us. So sad!!! Hugs, N 🙂 ❤

    • Thank you for the kind words—yes, the sun came out yesterday afternoon and was out today—most welcomed!!
      I had to race to Atlanta this afternoon as the caregiver called telling me she had to call 911 for my stepmom—long story short, she was fine—not a heart attack—just a gloria attack–gees louise. . .
      Luckily all is well, for now. . .but I didn’t get to enjoy being outside today as I had hoped.
      I’m just thankful it wan’t raining but supposedly it’s suppose to do so starting tomorrow evening—yuck!!!
      I’m sorry about the roses—we are dealing with a terrible mole infestation in all the new sod—we had them before but had hoped with all the grading they would be long gone—-It looks like parries dogs are taking up residence—
      hugs from crazy cookie

      • Oh man, I’m so sorry you got called out on a wild goose chase, more or less, and I hate that you are having problems with moles and that rain is on the way. Bless your heart! Too bad the rain won’t drown the moles. I pray tomorrow is a better day, my sweet not “crazy” peachy friend. Love, N 🙂 ❤

      • I did spent two days making the most wonderful homemade peach ice-cream—I made the base and prepared the peaches yesterday, then “churned” tonight, not long ago— as I’d almost forgotten it was sitting in the fridge what with the day’s craziness—it was a delightful late night treat—a sweet topping to a day of lunacy 🙂

  7. lorriebowden says:

    So beautiful ❤

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