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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

White Wednesday...


...a very old and weathered white tombstone, the marble cross darkened and covered in moss and lichen.
While the tombstone might represent death to some, to me, it represents life. A new life beyond death, a belief central to my faith.

From death springs life.
From under a frosty blanket of snow, life will spring forth in just a few short months.
This much we know.

But to gaze upon this image, to contemplate the lichen clinging to the edges of the cross, I am forced to view the ferocious tenacity of life in all its many forms....the lowly lichen included.
As it clings to the cross, as life springs forth from what many eyes view as a place of death, so I am reminded of the tenets of my faith.

As we pray at Mass, Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.

From death,  life emerges.
Fresh, new, eternal.


Just words and an image to ponder this White Wednesday, hosted by Kathleen at


27 comments:

Theresa said...

Ahhhh, what sweet words and true... oh so true. Love to you, dear Anne. Have a blessed day:)

cityfarmer said...

the thot of eternity with the Father gives hope!!!!

you cracked me up with your comment on my post!!!!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Anne, what a sweet post and great words to ponder on my friend.

Miss Gracie's House said...

to the cross *I* cling...and aren't we thankful for it?! blessings today.
Rene'

The Flying Bee said...

Really beautiful post Anne. Great picture, too.

xo,
Adrienne

BellaRosa said...

Anne, that was a beautiful post amor...Besos, Rose

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Sweet and so beautiful.

Laurie said...

Tombstones have a way of making us pause and ponder, of the life that was and of the remainder of our own. Thank you for drawing us to the Savior, Anne. He was, He is, and He is to come!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Yes. What a wonderful post.
~Debra
Blog:Capers of the vintage vixens

north pal said...

BEAUTIFUL!

BESTEST,
DENISE

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Anne, what a wonderful post dear friend!!!! The image is so beautiful and the truth spoken so eloquently ~ hugs and love, Dawn

glor said...

A most beautiful, profound post. Thank you.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Beautiful words and photograph, dear Anne.
sending you an email.
love ya,
Debra

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

I will cling to the old rugged cross...good ole hymn. Thanks, Anne.

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Beautifully said Anne! When one things end...another begins. Thanks for the thought provoking post!

Love, and some time for you!
Karyn

trash talk said...

I've always felt death wasn't the end...only the beginning.
Haunting.
Debbie

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

What a lovely post today ~ Sometimes when I'm at my office - I will take a walk through the nearby cemetery during my lunch break ~ Its always so serene and peaceful, especially in the winter. I think I'll go tomorrow. Thank you Anne

Wizard of Was said...

Bautiful words. I actually love to walk through an old cemetery and touch all the old headstones....The peace and love that come from them are unbelieveable.
Gale

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Anne sweetie...
I so love this cross. It makes me think of the Old Rugged Cross. It is one of my favorites, and I instantly had this come to mind when I saw it. Even lichens want to cling to Faith and have everlasting life. Isn't that beautiful? I love walking through grave yards and doing a few etchings of head stones. It is one of my favorite past times. I find such a peace there. I love the oldest part of the cemetaries, as they have the most unique headstones, etchings and writings of all.

As a Christian, that is our job, to live to die. We lead a good Christian life and then have eternal life with God when we die.

Anne sweetie. I love this post. It is just beautiful and I thank you so much for sharing with me tonight. I find such peace here, and I so love to come and visit. I am leaving tonight with a "Happy Heart". Have a beautiful day tomorrow. Country hugs sweetie and so much love...Sherry

Faded Charm said...

Very inspiring! Thanks for sharing. I hope your week is going well.

Take care,

Kathleen

The Rustic Victorian said...

Amen. I look forward to Easter this time of year...ya know? Of course you do,,as it is about life through Jesus Christ.
love
Marcie

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Hi Anne,
Sure you can do a shout out:)Thank you. The more I look at the pictures the more I think they look better in person;0
~Debra
Capers of the vintage vixens

Then and Now at Collected Treasures said...

Thank you for the beautiful inspiring post.
Carolyn :)

Rosemary said...

That is just beautiful!
Rosemary

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Anne:
I really like this image and your thoughts to accompany it. Glad I stopped in today. Thanks for visiting and leaving your comments. I really appreciate them.
xoxo
Donna

Tracey said...

Anne ~

I'm lovin your shadowbox!!! You have endless talents :)

I hope to one day tackle photoshop as well...I just don't have it in me right now to sit down and learn it...but I look forward to trying it down the road! Awesome job with your pics!!

:) T

fairmaiden said...

I find your blog so beautiful. I just found you today through wHite wEdnesday. I just starting attending mass a month ago. I am not Catholic, my husband is. I am a Christian, in love with the Bridegroom, and have found such peace attending mass. The life of Christ moving my heart to tears. It's been a beautiful beginning.

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