Friday, June 06, 2008

Taking in the view Friday Five

Sally from Rev Gals shares this today, "This week I took some time out to stop and walk and take in the view; my son Chris is studying in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, too often we simply drive up there, turn around and come home! This time Tim and I took time out to take in the view. It occurs to me that we need to do that more in life...."

With that in mind I offer you this weeks Friday Five:

1. How important is the "big picture" to you, do you need a glimpse of the possibilities or are you a details person?

The big picture is what I live for. I am SO not a details person. I often find myself asking Gof for "juat a glimpse" of that may come from the work we are doing, from the times I am exhausted and want to give up. Details? I pay attention to them only because I must!

2. If the big picture is important to you how do you hold onto it in the nitty gritty details of life?

I find a place to be alone. I drive over to the shore of Lake Michigan, or sometimes Lake Winnebago, or I sit in a nearby park, or I drive out into the country and just park the car somewhere in nowhere. If there were mountains I'd head for them, but alas, no mountains. I take my Bible and sometimes I read or make a few notes. Mostly I just sit, or sit and pray and make a deliberate effort to remember why I believe I am in this world.

3. Name a book, poem, psalm, piece of music that transports to to another dimension ( one....what am I thinking....)

I am not good at ONE! But I will just pick one this time. Moonlight Sonata takes me somewhere peaceful. So does Rhapsody in Blue in a totally different way. Or, on a totally different note, so does "Amazing Grace/Grace Like Rain" by Todd Agnew.
Oh, see, I am not good at one.

4.Thinking of physical views, is there somewhere that inspires you, somewhere that you breathe more easily?

Mountains. I am in the wrong part of the country, aren't I?

5. A picture opportunity... post one if you can (or a link to one!)

This is from our California trip last year, driving up Mt. Palomar and watching the fog drifting in from the coast.


Deb said...

I like Grace Like Rain as well. And love the pic of Mt. Palomar. I've never made it there...


Hot Cup Lutheran said...

what a pretty photo! i too do the same as you in #2... something about creation that centers us, regrounds us for the next phase of the mural of life.

Anonymous said...

I with you regarding the mountains....And the shore line of any of the Great Lakes.

Mavis said...

beautiful picture. And great post. thanks - and thanks for your visit to my page.