Saturday, July 8, 2017

Advice from an Estuary

Today, as Marlene and I walked through Baluga Slough in Homer, Alaska, we came upon this poem written on a placard along the hike. I found it most beautiful and full of wise thoughts. It mirrors Biblical principles.

Advice from an Estuary
Look ordinary
Don't ask for much 
Travel to your edge, then go further
Empty out
Let the moon refill you
Embrace opposites easily
Host travelers without borders, feed them
Listen to the distance in their songs
Nurture the invisible, harbor the young
Send those you've raised out into the world
Digest insults. Reframe and cleanse them
Adopt silence while others speak all around you
Measure change calmly
Mirror the sky
At times,
Be still.
- Wendy Erd

"Be still and know that I am God." Psalm 46:10

Besides just listening for God you can "see" Him in Alaska everywhere you look!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love these pictures, Nancy! From Sharon Hakanson