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All It Takes Is A Puff Of Air

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All it takes is a puff of air . . .

Yes, all it takes is a puff of air and the seeds with their feathery carriers will scatter the whole into a chaotic dispersion of relocation; what was once one becomes blown apart into tiny possibilities. But, until that time of resurrection there is a period of darkness, winter, which will test the tiny container that holds the promise of a new life, transformed life.

I thought I knew what I was going to talk about with this photo, but now that the words are beginning to emerge, I have found my head shifting into something else. I think instead of that “puff of air” as the centre instead of the scattered seed which will emerge as life renewed and transformed. Immediately upon writing “the puff of air” I thought of creation and of Genesis, how like a puff of air the universe and life came into being. The “puff of air” became a creative force, not a destructive dispersing force that pulls life apart.

The creative force which contains all possibilities, all that belongs to our past, our present and our future; and the past, present and future that might have been is like this flower (or weed) that then renders itself asunder in order to create the possibilities of life.


Written by Robert G. Longpré

October 17, 2011 at 10:17 am

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  1. Great Symbolism Robert,
    And then to imagine that this Giant Creative force has spend its specific creative attention to every living thing on earth even the tiniest one, in order to create all the possibilities to survive.
    In your picture every little seeds, when looked at with magnifying glass will present us with a the work of a most brilliant Architect, and it doesn’t stop there, because when using a microscope we can experience this brilliant creations also on a smaller scale.
    Thank you for creating the possibility for me to feel humble.

    Opa Bear

    October 18, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    • There is little doubt that we have many reasons to be humble. But, one must not be so humble that in the process one fails to recognize the presence of the Divine in each one of us, in ourselves and in others. As always, I am thankful for you kind words. 🙂


      October 19, 2011 at 6:38 am

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