We are walking in Epping Forest, England, on a sunny and warm late June day, when we come to one of the many ponds that we find scattered around the countryside.
This is not a formally sculptured lake, or a cozy backyard water feature, it is as natural a piece of water as one can find.
Everything seems serene and quiet, but at the same time the trees and reeds, the grasses and lily pads call out with exuberant life.
We are at the same time at peace and full of excitement, we feel a part of the whole, as still as the water, and as full of vitality as the trees
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Hidden away in the woods, we find a small area of water, enclosed by the first flowering of spring growth in the surrounding trees.
We might have passed by, but then we notice three nymphs dancing by the pool.
As we stop to admire the art work, we are entranced by the vibrancy of the colors, the reflections in the pool, and the evidence of new life all around.
We recall the story of Hylas, charmed by the beauty of the Nymph, and never seen again, as he searched the woods for his lost love.
Beauty is all around us; sometimes it is easy to see, as in this woodland idyll. But sometimes we have to search for the beauty that we know is there, and sometimes just to search is enough.
As we cycle along the North Norfolk Coast, our route takes us inland across pastureland, and then to a small pond, where we see a single horse standing looking eastward.
We get closer and stop, but the horse remains motionless and seemingly intent on some far off vision. We notice that he is standing by the fence that comes down to the pond, as if his intention was to go further, but his movement has been stopped. His gaze never moves, his stance never alters, only the occasional twitch of the eyes gives away that there is some part of him that is aware of our existence.
This image is strangely haunting, speaking of far off memories and imagined locations far from this peaceful scene. A good time to contemplate our life and our journey.
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