a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Friday, January 27, 2012

I Walked With My Ancestors...

Yesterday, after Hubbs' doctor visit,
after a very rare (in both respects) steak lunch out,
after a stop for groceries,
I walked.
I walked where my father's father had walked.
I stood where the Osage stood.
I soaked up the healing that comes from the land.
I revisited places I've written about,
places I've lived,
and places I've played.
The sky smiled
while the land loved me back...
 I, reluctantly, returned indoors to cook dinner.

17 comments:

Country Gal said...

How wonderful I felt lost in your post and photos ! To feel the history is amazing its a connection to our ancesters of pasts ! Have a wonderful day !

Lynne said...

Oh my . . . the history of you fell in view . . . there it was, in weathered wood, logs chinked and placed on literal stone footings. Remembering . . . another day . . . yours

Rae said...

Nicely written. Amazing how connected we feel to our roots.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Gail sometimes your words just touch something deep inside me - "the land loved me back" is one of those. My parents are buried in a tiny little country cemetery near where my father grew up. Every time I go there it feels like home, as if my genes recognize the place and the place recognizes me. It's an amazing thing since I never lived even close by. blessings, marlene

MamaTea said...

Beautiful post, Gail. I love this! What a lovely walk to take. And how neat that you could soak all this in and know what it means. So many people just miss it. :(

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Sounds like a nice day. I love your header!

Sue said...

You are fortunate to have that land around you. It has to be very healing.

=)

TexWisGirl said...

thanks for taking us along on your soul walk. :)

Dreaming said...

I feel the ancestors talking through your post. I love that feeling. That connectedness... connections to things and people long gone. Thanks!

LindaG said...

Glad you took a little time for yourself, Gail.
*hugs*
Hope your weekend is a blessed one. ♥

Nezzy said...

What a heritage to be able to do that. Can't ya just feel 'em and then the sky smiled!!!

Cool :o)

God bless ya sweet Gail and have a great weekend!!!

Nora said...

You shouldn't have had to return back to cook dinner. Which ancestors made themselves felt present most in you? Which ones do you feel most connected to?

DesertHen said...

What a refreshing walk! Loved the photos! Happy Friday to ya!

Carol Kilgore said...

A little trip back to your roots can be a good thing.

Happy Weekend.

Julie said...

Your pictures are beautiful! I also wanted to let you know that Arkansas Women Bloggers moved to a new site. http://arkansaswomenbloggers.com. You need to stop by and relist your blog with them!

Pat said...

Beautiful words....beautiful photos! I bet you felt refreshed after your walk!

labbie1 said...

Lovely!

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