31 Jul

There is a blog that posts prompts for blogs.  It is labelled Pagan Blog Prompts (it’s not always all that Pagan, but is very prompty).  I have decided to use one of the prompts.

Mundane Beauty.

The wind.

Upon first glance it is just another force of nature, able to cool us on the most uncomfortably hot of summer days or to tear everything we love from our hands in several enormously destructive moments.  It has no sentience.  No thought.  No predetermined route or choice in strength.

Does it?

Perhaps as you look again you see how gently it caresses single blades of grass, it is almost loving isn’t it?  Maybe you notice how, as you’re riding your bike or jogging down the road, you feel the wind at your back, pushing you, in constant support, not to give up.  Does it speak to you?  Do you hear its roar of fury as it tears down a home, or city?  I wonder if these incidents of destruction are random, or, rather, a show of the power of nature and an encouragement to bring humanity closer together; back to basics.  Do you, also, hear the gentle whispers of the ancients?  The wind has blown since before there have been breathing life forms here, it has many secrets to tell.

Listen closely.  Carefully.

The voice of Nature, or another element of science?  It’s all a matter of perspective.

Billy Talent – Rusted From The Rain



6 Responses to “Attempt”

  1. kendrajk July 31, 2009 at 10:03 am #

    I love it Kim 🙂
    You’re tone and voice are amazing and I can almost hear you thinking as I read this.
    I hope you keep going with the prompts 🙂

  2. vyxen July 31, 2009 at 10:19 am #

    Oh. Wow.

    Thank you, K. Very much. 🙂

  3. missyjo July 31, 2009 at 10:48 pm #

    Love this post. Makes one think, doesn’t it? Makes me want to go out and lay on our trampoline and watch the stars and feel the wind. That’s a good thing about living in Oklahoma. Plenty of wind. 😉

  4. raekin August 1, 2009 at 1:51 pm #

    Fantastic post, Kim 😀

    And thanks for pointing me to the site before too, it’s a good’un 🙂

  5. Hirondelle August 2, 2009 at 7:12 am #

    I love this as it seems such a departure for you (at least of the work you deign to share with us). I love its wistfulness, almost, dare I say it, spiritual. More of this Kim!!

  6. vyxen August 6, 2009 at 11:25 am #

    Oh wow. Thank you, folks. Your support and encouragement is amazing!

    I will see if I can continue on this writing prompt (deviation from “the norm”) path! 🙂

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