Having not been out with my cameras for far too long(!), I ran a marathon one morning in order to make time for myself. My goal was to go to a park I love with the sole intention of creating a Walk-About Prayer. The purpose of my prayer was to help addd to the disarming of the evil that has perpetrated the world. Love and Beauty were sent via a prayer to bust up dark. This is how best I fight back! Love is THE most powerful energy that exists.
Just before I stepped on the trail after arriving, I stood quietly closing my eyes and I prayed, being very specific of my intentions when my next step commenced. I did not care who saw me or what conclusions were made. This was MY prayer and no one was going to stop me. It was a very sacred moment and I felt it. As I opened my eyes, I inhaled deeply the fresh air and thus began my Prayer.
The Devil was not too long in showing up in the form of two young girls. They loudly scoffed at me for photographing the fence. I ignored them. My Inner Warrior however, wanted justice but I held Her back by immediately shifting gears into Compassion. Those two girls just showed me how empty inside they are having very little confidence or self-love within. They also showed me they had opened themselves to evil by allowing lower emotions in their hearts. Quietly and lovingly, I wrapped them with my Compassion as my Gift to them. If only they knew what I am capable of prayer-wise and photography-wise. Can you feel Compassion for those of broken heart?
The fields had turned into Monotone Heaven. I was spellbound. The way the wind blew the grasses and how the sun glistened on the different textures and the different colors, which in turn all gave unique shapes within the field. I couldn’t get enough. There was one area I just stood mesmerized for a long time staring in awe, and when ready to take a picture, I went into a low squat to get the angle right. As I did, I heard giggling behind me. When I finished and turned around, a puppy was sitting on the ground with his head cocked trying to figure out what I was doing. His owner was enthralled and so joy-filled that her baby was being entertained by me. Grinning, and then laughing, we shared a few moments of bliss. Can you feel that bliss?
Up next I came upon two men admiring a new park bench. What caught my eyes were the ends in that they were circular. As these men with their wives checking out the small woods library in the background looked at this bench, I shot this picture. I just thought it so cool. That circle made me feel happy! I cannot tell you why. It just did.
When I left the bench scene, I followed the path. Just as I was emerging from this path onto an opening that allowed distance gazing in every direction, an older woman came walking toward me, masked and with eyes downcast. I exclaimed to her in my joy and excitement, “Oh, have you see how beautiful this park is today?” She told me she hadn’t noticed. My heart immediately felt such Compassion for her as she shuffled along.
I returned to my gazing and shot this picture. Speechless and captivated by this incredible view, I felt such hurt in my heart that this woman missed out what Mother had right before her eyes. What a shame and what a misfortune to miss out on such a Master Artist’s rendering!
Coming into the final stretch, I saw a bird. Could it possibly be what I thought it was? It sure was!! As I did the bird-dance a woman with her young son stopped to give me space. They both watched me as quietly and as quickly as I could on tiptoe walk backwards, sidewards, forwards all with the intention of getting the perfect angle before that bird flew off, without once taking my eyes off my “target”. Poetry in motion is what I would like to think. My feet seem to forget there was gravity.
Taking no more chances, I shot this picture. It seemed no matter what I did that branch was still smack in front of his face. I felt such gratitude to that young woman and when I was finished, made eye contact with her saying, “thank you for waiting”. We both smiled. There is respect still alive!
Nearing my car in the parking lot, a fence caught my attention, so I took a picture of it. I suppose you could say this was a symbol that my prayer was all wrapped up and ready to send. So after taking this picture, I stopped, again closing my eyes and gave thanks to Mother for giving me exactly what was required to make my Walk-About Prayer perfect.
Sent with love.
Photography/ “Walk-about” /Dec. 2020©AmyRose
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