One nice thing about blogging is all the people you meet. I have a new friend named Robin – who has two blogs of her own – whom I met through this site. She was browsing one day and stumbled upon the Crossroads, and has been a frequent visitor here ever since. She’s a wonderful person…and a skilled photographer, whose pictures embellish her own sites.
I’ve asked her to assist me with possible pictures for a post that I am hoping to put up here in the near future, defining my view of Paganism…since we both share similar spiritual beliefs. But as she was going through her through her collection and sending me some possibilities, I became enthralled not just with the photographs themselves, but also with her explanations for choosing them.
I felt such pictures and words were worthy of a post in themselves, so here they are.
This photo was taken at the Botanical Gardens in San Francisco. It’s part of the “Australian Garden.” I picked it because of the path, but also because I find it fascinating how we humans can pick up a small piece of another country and plop it down into our own country ~ creating a new path from an old one… creating a new path in our own culture from another culture. I think Paganism is a lot like that. Whether one is practicing Wicca, Celtic Reconstructionism, Asatru/Heathenry, or some other form of Paganism, we’re picking up from old paths to create new ones, lots of times picking those paths from other cultures and bringing them into our own.
This photo is a little darker, more mysterious. I picked it because of the mysteries of any spiritual path ~ those things we don’t understand until we experience them… and then having experienced them, find they’re unexplainable to others ~ because they need to undergo the experience for themselves in order to understand… and so the cycle continues.
Many thanks to Robin for sharing her thoughts and pictures! If you would like to see more of Robin’s photography and prose, visit her two blogs:
Life In the Bogs
you can find the links for both of these sites on the sidebar menu
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