Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

"Alpenglow"

 

I woke this morning feeling wonderful.  I’m not clear what happens but today I feel at peace and like bamboo with knees like knots where “dwells the spirit of meditation, a true purity of happiness.”

 

My dear friend Petra sends me a photo each day from Germany to cheer me up.  This morning she informs me she is feeling romantic, and so, she offers me some “alpenglow” or “afterglow”, as the meterologists say.  It is a photo of the Alps touched on the meringue-like tips with rose-pink. 

 

She says the word “Alpengluhen” (I don’t know how to type the two gutteral dots over the u,  but breathe deeply into the You.)   She says the word has a more romantic touch in German than in the English translation.  Yes, I can imagine that is so as I breathe into what is so much more than just an afterglow. 

 

She speaks of a power greater than us, and suggests I let myself go and “experience the peaceful and overwhelming atmosphere and the existence of something (… honestly I don’t believe in someone …) some power greater than us … (… which is perhaps the love for another that keeps us together and gives reason to our lives….??)”

 

I breathe in her words, feeling it is so.  The love for another, attraction, flow, care.   The reciprocity enriching us all.  The leaves of the bamboo fall and rise in the stalk to stake the sky again.  

 

The photos Petra sends are magnificent, and one day I will have Jeff place them on the blog.  For now, this moment, this day after the full moon, feel and live in “alpenglow,”  whatever that means to you. 

 

love,

cathy

 

 

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