Never Enough

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Just as a painter needs light
in order to put the finishing touches to his picture, 

so I need an inner light, 
which I feel I never have enough of in the autumn.
~Leo Tolstoy

 

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Let’s go I said.
I need to find some light, but not just any light I said — now.
Sure he said.
He loves to drive winding roads to breathe chill alpine air.

We headed east an hour before sunset to try to make it in time.
The highway so empty going up.
Gas tank nearing empty with no time to fill up.
Only tripod photographers still there, waiting for a full moon rise.

What we see from our backyard forty miles away overwhelms
when standing awestruck in its front yard.
My tank nearing empty slowly filled part-way.
This intentional overdose of light should last me until next autumn.
I am overcome even when it is never enough.

 

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5 thoughts on “Never Enough

  1. “Never enough,” indeed. What a treat for the eye – and the soul – to behold God’s magnificent creation in such awesome splendor. Thank you, Emily.

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  2. Thank you, thank you. For sharing the “light” playing with the mountains. Food for the soul indeed. So we appreciate what little enough we have. And you sharing those moments are special indeed!

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