Relative Something

*this* John W. Hays' take on things and experiences


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Words on Images



Written by johnwhays

October 5, 2022 at 6:00 am

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  1. I love your poem, John, and its illustrative photo of unending, wide, deep blue sky filled with light…. My thoughts lately seem to have gone to a similar place, awed by the immensity of light, reality, Earth’s grounding presence, beauty, yet openness to eternally new creation, coming from Oneness. So, we are held together.

    Mary Holm

    October 5, 2022 at 4:59 pm

    • Thank you, Mary. In addition to truth and reality, I find myself increasingly aware of time and the great span of time, like how long trees live compared to people. Though I feel like I’ve been around a long time, there are trees that were alive before I showed up and they will still be alive after I die. A single day to me is not the same to a tree.


      October 5, 2022 at 5:15 pm

      • Yes! I also have been really thinking about trees, reading about trees as much as I can, being so inspired by what I’ve been learning…. It seems that so many people have finally awakened to what trees really mean to us, to themselves, to the Earth. It truly amazes me, what I seem to be noticing. And I’ve realized how attached I’ve been to trees and leaves and vines and patterns of sunlight and shadow and the reach of trees into the skies and just all that wonderful stuff I love…the sounds of their leaves rustling, the amazing thing they do with sap running up against gravity…on and on, so many things to be in awe of! 🙂 Maybe we are finally speeding up our evolution into more sensitive and caring and knowing beings? Wow.

        Mary Holm

        October 5, 2022 at 8:47 pm

      • Wow, indeed. You are a kindred spirit, Mary. 🙂


        October 6, 2022 at 8:44 am

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