Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Positano Walk


"I was the world in which I walked."

~Wallace Stevens
Tea at the Palaz of Hoon


Walk with me ...


Breathe


Appreciate what is behind you ...


All of the beauty ...


But don't forget ...


to see the beauty


that is in your midst


right where you stand ...


On the path you are on.


These photos were from my trip to Italy last May. Sometimes I wish I could teleport myself back there (for obvious reasons! How crazy gorgeous is it!?) but I try to remind myself to see all the beauty that is around me right here, right now. Of course, I am not at all perfect at this but fortunately there are things and people to remind me of it. Life reminds me of it.

I hope you are finding beauty in your world,
on your path,

right

where

you

are.


If not, I pray you find it soon!
Blessings and light my friends.

24 comments:

Emily said...

I completely understand what you mean about wanting to teleport yourself back there. Italy is incredible--a place of such concentrated beauty!

erin said...

wowy, wow, wow, wow! positano is on my bucket list. such natural beauty combined with man made...i am always amazed people can build on the side of a hill like that. so incredible! and the color of the water!! love that first shot (the clouds are reaching out for her). thanks for sharing!
erin

Joyce said...

I would have been crying, kicking and screaming to leave this beautiful place. smile... A wonderful post today! Many blessing back at you. xo

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Yes....some beauty is maybe not as luminous and jewel-like...but it IS beauty all the same!

Have a gorgeous day!

Naturedigital said...

A walk into dreamland Lucinda.
Costas

KathyA said...

It is wicked gorgeous!

Tammie Lee said...

lovely to see beauty through your eyes. I can tell you love Italy~

Cobalt Violet said...

Emily- though I have never been to Japan (i'd love to!) I can't imagine how different it is after spending so long in Italy! I can see why you miss it too!

Erin! I can only imagine what amazing photos you would take there! So of course you have to go! See, selfishly we could all enjoy them!

Joyce- thank you and yes, I was kicking and screaming. It is VERY hard to leave!

Linda- perfect way to put it! :)

Costas- Yes, dreamland it is!

Kathy - I love that you say "wicked" gorgeous! Makes me smile and reminds me of my friend Dawn in Millbury, MA.

Tammy - yeah, I guess it's pretty obvious, huh? I actually get giddy talking about it like I am "in" love!

Kerstin said...

I do understand you. That looks like a beautiful place. Your pictures are stunning, I love the first one.
Thanks for kind words and stopping by my blog. :)

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Wow..and yes...I agree..ha ha...crazy-beautiful it is! Is that you? in the very first photo..it is a magical scene simply walking in beauty!Love it!
Gorgeous post...full of spirit and joy as always
HUgs
Victoria~

ArtSparker said...

A friend loaned me a just readable novel set in Siena- I would love to live there some day...

It's strange to think that Wallace Stevens never got to Europe - he spoke, or at least read, fluent French, but led a rather sequestered life.

Theresa said...

Wow! What a blessing to have visited there.

Cobalt Violet said...

Kerstin - thank you! And I will tell my Mom, she actually took that first one of me!

Kiki you are sweet and yes that's me!

Susan - Siena is wonderful though it was 14 years ago that I was there ... I am sure it hasn't changed much and I am quite sure you would love it! I hope you get to go someday! What is the novel?

Theresa - Yes, you are right. Very very blessed.

jgy said...

Beautiful post and expression!
I love the title of your blog too.

ruthie said...

How very true, i think its so important to keep this in mind daily x havea fab weekend x x

CG Walters said...

beautiful, Lucinda. Thank you for sharing.
Many blessings and wonder to you--wherever you are,
CG

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Hey Lucinda...I feel much the same when I think of my trip to Ireland and how I would love to spend some longer amount of time there...dream life? 6 months Ireland/British Isles-6 months Italy/France! I do appreciate where I am as well. Especially right here by the fire reading a good book.

Susan Erickson said...

That does look amazing...it's always great to be here now...but memories are precious and worth savoring. Our journeys are part of the story....

Diana Strinati Baur said...

warm hugs. Maybe next time you will come to northern Italy and we can walk along the Ligurian coast together. What a nice thought.

Turid said...

Beautifully written with beautiful photographs. I am preparing for the same challenge as I'm leaving Tuscany in just 6 weeks. I must find beauty wherever I am, and create it around me if needed.

sue said...

So true--there is beauty all around us. Lovely post! xo

britni @ Antika Moda said...

Beautiful photos!!!
For once in my life I feel like I'm really living in the moment and enjoying each beautiful thing.

Don said...

A very refreshing post! Every day is a gift.

The world according to m3 said...

I try to remind myself to see the beauty and goodness in everything/one as often as I can, its so important to try and be as present as possible. I share your love for travel-I too amd sitting here looking out at the beginning of a very dark and rainy season in Portland, OR thinking about my girlfriend on a jet right now on her way to Paris (which I was supposed to be on) Such is life-in all its glory!