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The Walk of the Listening by linaji

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Taken on the Great Hwy in Pacifica, called Devils Slide, California USA
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The Walk of the Listening Heart

When I listen to you I begin to feel. I picture us both walking on a sandy beach fresh from a coffee high. It’s a warm day now leading into balmy cool night and I have a smile on my face.
Side by side we walk, my head cocked toward your mouth where the story is being told and because I really don’t care (as in I hold no judgment about what is being said). My speaker feels and unpereceptively understands this fundamental space I hold, inviting harmony and hope thus creating a place as safe as the sunset we are experiencing together.

While the water sparkles from the waning sun, I feel my anticipation dance as you continue to speak, pausing the pace with a sly remark about your own release and how good it feels to ‘talk’. I look deep for the moment into your heart. I see a comfort that pleases my sense of purpose, of our purpose in the grandness of this thought: the more you know, the less you know.

I revel in the tale being told for it reminds me of a life or death march; knows where it is going and will not stop until the end is at hand. I almost hum ‘ah ha’s and the listening spirit of my flesh to yours feels enveloping and warm. My mind wants sometimes to break in… a habit here in my country, but the listening spirit wins out.

I want to be part of your process. I want to do some good and hold this place while listening as sacred stones did from the beginning; creating a circle for many wandering peoples, those band of nomads driven to walk toward unbearable unknowns ultimately finding their own evolution.

Oh the gifts I am awarded when I don’t care if I should ever speak again. I vibe like a cello low and deep at first and then, as the story escalates, so does the sound of my listening heart.

Our symphony takes on a real creative process and we are alike in mood and rhythm. My smile gets bigger as the shadows of the evening fall only to hide my glee.

Listening has become a process for me to bond with my beloved storyteller.
I am happiest listening; I carry the tune of the ages within.

Linaji 2011

I am artist always becoming…
Endless ideas pull me forward towards endless creation.

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  • RavenSoul
    RavenSoulalmost 4 years ago

    very pretty!

  • thanks so much Yvonne, so nice to see you!

    – linaji

  • Angela King-Jones
    Angela King-Jonesalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning POV Linaj :)

  • Oh wow Angela, thanks so much!

    – linaji

  • CapturedByKylie
    CapturedByKyliealmost 4 years ago

    This is wonderful Lina! The words and image go so well together.

  • Oh dearest bestest mum!! thanks so muchly!

    – linaji

  • dperalta
    dperaltaalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful writing and incredible capture. It makes for a stunning perspective shot and at once a beautiful photographic abstract.

  • thank you Debi.. yes that is indeed what I feel about this shot. it is ‘as is’ which is even more incredible!

    – linaji

  • Robin Webster
    Robin Websteralmost 4 years ago

    Stunning Lina! Love the beautiful colours and movement!

  • Hi Robin, wow thanks so much, fun to shoot these days.

    – linaji

  • doreen connors
    doreen connorsalmost 4 years ago

    WOW! wonder FULL!!!

  • Ohhh doreen.. love wonder FULL!! great comment and energy!

    – linaji

  • YouBet
    YouBetalmost 4 years ago

    A sensuous image in every way. Really draws one into it.

  • Oh that is wonderful news.. one wants that in all the pursuits!! thanks so much!

    – linaji

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandalmost 4 years ago

    Yes indeed, the words flow much smoother than before. You are an incredible writer. I can feel the very essence of its flow.

  • sigh… relief and satisfaction,, and I got sun too!! xo

    – linaji

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosalmost 4 years ago

    I love your work. Special in every way. Your words are incredible as well.

  • Hi BC.. so nice to see your rambunctious self here again, I missed your supportive ROAR!!!

    – linaji

  • devotee1
    devotee1almost 4 years ago

    Lovely image, Lina; and beautiful poetry. There is a point where judgment stops and beauty of the other being just unfolds flawless and perfect to our eyes with all other senses joined in harmony. You have captured here that moment with your verse perfectly. oxo

  • AWW JOE.. I so appreciate you, tis when I been gone and feel so uncaught up that when I post a pic or a verse and feel such connection and understanding,, well I could not possibly let this place get to far from my daily life. thanks so much, your comments as you know alWAYS.. capture the essence of what I am trying to convey. wow dear friend!! hugs!!! xox

    – linaji

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