To Find a Fixed Place

It is a longing for the moment to last, for the beauty to find a concrete place—

a fixed place in this head and heart.

But it passes,

leaving me hungry,

not just for more—another framed piece of the world—

but for beauty itself.

For source.

For love.

For all that would satisfy the heart-pinching yearning for things to be made right!

It is the memory of what has been lost—a residue of hope-life micro chipped into my soul

to keep me,

to keep me pressing on toward higher things,

toward pure joy things,

and to keep me from sinking deeper into the sucking despair of what is.

So this winged wonder chirping by my window,

this diamond water refracting pleasure,

this panorama of color and pattern and breath, filling my camera and filling me

is the longing for that fixed place that fixes me.

About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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12 Responses to To Find a Fixed Place

  1. dorannrule says:

    Absolutely awesome photographs and sentiments! I love this post Lilly.

  2. reinkat says:

    I really love this post. It’s one of my favorites of yours.

    • I love my little friends. They are a wonder. Oops I thought this was for today’s post. Thank you for the comment for THIS one. 🙂 Sigh . . . waiting for His return to make all things beautiful.

  3. Lindy Lee says:

    Poetry & pictures from ApronHeadLilly are always welcome thoughts & views to my eyes. Thanks…

  4. gingerbreadcafe says:

    aahhhh!!! The long and winding road! But what nice photos along the way, I love seeing your Humming birds

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