Day 168: A Time of Zero

Washington 2012
Nature Trail
“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking”

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”~ Rachel Carson

“There is new life in the soil. There is healing in the trees for tired minds and for our overburdened spirits, there is great strength in the hills, if only we will lift up our eyes. Remember that nature is your great restorer.” ~ Calvin Coolidge

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the wind longs to play with your hair.” – Kahil Gibran

“Rivers and rocks and trees have always been talking to us, but we’ve forgotten how to listen.” – Michael Roads

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely, or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.” ~Anne Frank

Time of Zero

Nocturnal spirit


Blanketed in thankfulness

Rests beside self

One to the other


Time erased

Young child weeping

Tear catcher


Living in thought’s forest

A time

Of zero

When all was

When silence whispered secrets

And babe of the evergreen

Opened to discovery

Beneath the giggling trees

Illusion vanished

The puzzle box picture

The patterned pieces


Until invisible

And the corridors of phantom’s dreams

Released fully

With angelic breath


Sam Craft June 2012

21 thoughts on “Day 168: A Time of Zero

  1. Sam, I found this post very pleasing! The sage quotes you offered were in absolute harmony with your own [sage-in-the-making] words and images!

    I have to tell you that I really, really, really liked the first image!

  2. Hi there, first time visitor, love your blog – photos, quotes and poetry.
    Ashamed to say I know almost nothing about Aspergers, but will return and, hopefully, learn a little and maybe contribute a little.

  3. Wonderful images, quotes, and your own poetry today Sam! So agree with Anne Frank, Used same Gibran quote on one of my own posts in March: ….

    and really loved this from you:

    “Illusion vanished
    The puzzle box picture
    The patterned pieces
    Until invisible
    And the corridors of phantom’s dreams
    Released fully
    With angelic breath.”

    Sending Peace, Love and Soothing today ~ RL

    1. Peace, love, and soothing day embraced fully and sent right back to you. So very tired from 1400 miles of driving so far. But now have some quiet time for a few hours. We are so alike, are we not. Will check out that link. Hugs and lots of love ~ Sea Sister Sam 🙂

      1. Welcome home Sam — such a long long journey…. hope you did ok and had a joyful visit.
        Yes — so much alike. I even queried my youngest daughter (now Junior in college) about Aspergers…she did her internship this past year at Harvard/Boston’s Children’s in their Autism division and is a child-development major.. She did not think I was based on he exposure ~ though I told her all about our commonalities. She thinks we are alike in other aspects…but you and I may still need to pow-wow one day 🙂 Sending Love ~ Sea Sister RL

      2. not home yet!!! he he…Still in CA. 🙂 Yes, a pow-wow soon! Yes, we are alike spiritually. Hugs and sweet dreams…We head home on Tues. pm

      3. you are still tired from the outbound journey! ~ yes – would be as well 🙂 Enjoy the remainder and hoping the return trip is smooth ~ btw – into about chapter 7 of 50 S O G. So far not completely captivated….but entertained!! 🙂 xo

      4. drove 3.5 hours to Carmel/Monterey and back over the last couple days. so 700 miles to Ca. And then 600 plus miles sidetrip…. just returned. I haven’t gotten into the book yet…about page 25…hoping to. 🙂 Hugs to you.

      5. 🙂 read it – have to agree so far with most of her analysis — just to the part where he has her sign the contract and introduces he “playroom” — LOL! Will have to give it a bit more of a chance – but so far– just college-girl giggles 🙂 keep me posted if you read ; xo

  4. Hello my lovely, I absolutely LOVE the 5th photo. I would SO love to go and play in there. Oh wow, it looks like dinosaurs might live in there I think. Or tiny little imaginary multi-headed monsters and magical creature that only I know of because they live inside my head and I have been too afraid to tell anyone about them all my life….LOL
    Did you draw the smiley faces on the trees stumps? That’s just the sort of thing I do.
    When silence whispered secrets
    And babe of the evergreen
    Opened to discovery
    Beneath the giggling trees
    These lines made me think. 🙂 What I love about being Aspie is we still have our childlike nature, the trees still giggle when we want them too and we can still listen to the whispering secrets within the silence.
    Love you loads. Me. xxx 🙂 ❤

    1. I did not draw the faces…but LOVED them!!!! and would have, had I thought of it. he he….we are so alike…Yes to giggling trees and childlike at heart….it is a wonderful way to live. I love you bunches of banana bread my sweet, sweet, sweet, super kind friend. xoxox Sam

    1. Everytime Sir D writes “samtastic” an angel gets her wings! Another samtastic in my jar…another upgrade I’m saving for. 🙂 Yes…this was a glorious hike, indeed. Glad to share the images with a fellow tree and green lover. Hugs you. Sam 🙂

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