All but spirit

birdwatcher Opus

All but spirit 

Doves fly high in clouds

like fond hopes from us … and dogs

living in stardust

cloud swoop

…Two collared doves sat in the tree Opus the Birdwatcher scrutinizes in the top photo.  You can see one above the roof (right side of branch), while the other was behind a thick branch, with only its tail visible.  A third dove sat nearby, calling loud invitations.  Yet another was high above, touching clouds…  Both photos were taken at the same time.

Author: Rising Over the Smoke

Rising Over the Smoke is me looking for larger patterns, hidden meanings in what goes on all around us. The world gets more conflicted and confused from one year to the next, or so it seems. Some days life feels fresh, open, energized, connected, others more nuanced, confused, distanced, lethargic. To me writing is a way of exploring my place, and perhaps that of others. I am Baha’i, thus my thoughts are affected by my faith. Beliefs include independent investigation of truth, equality of men and women, the essential harmony between science and religion, that there is one God from whom all the world’s religions spring, that we diverse humans are all of one family. The Baha’i Faith is unlike other existing world religions as it does not claim to be the only “true” path or religion. The Baha’i Faith acknowledges all sacred traditions and religions as equal.

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