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Visual Meditation: The Sea’s Edge

Photos taken at Golden Gardens beach in Seattle.

Photos © Christine Valters Paintner at Abbey of the Arts:
Transformative Living through Contemplative & Expressive Arts

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4 Responses

  1. Christine., the one and the many as one…
    and these beautiful photos are of the same theme.
    I remember another poem too, where Mary Oliver says,
    “…in the meadow
    and the meadow…”
    which brought tears to my eyes out of love for the environment.
    ~kigen