Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sacred Spaces

This week a friend took me to one of her sacred spaces. It was a beautiful river trail tucked in the foothills of North Carolina. We treked five miles and enjoyed every step of the way. When we reached a turn in the river, we sat down an enjoyed a delicious meal she had prepared for us. Every one should have a friend like my dear friend Kay.

(Click to enlarge). Meadow.

(Click to enlarge). A canopy of foliage.

(Click to enlarge). Attachments.

(Click to enlarge). Fall foliage.

(Click to enlarge). Circles along the way.

(Click to enlarge). River rocks.

(Click to enlarge). The trees and branches surround the river.

(Click to enlarge). My friend Kay basking in the sunlight!

On Friday, I in turn took my nieces and their parents to one of my sacred spaces…the children's room of the Richland County Public Library in downtown Columbia. I love Maurice Sendak's book and mural "WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE," which can be seen by looking over the railing on the first floor of the library or up close and personal on the ground level. Thanks to Columbia native, Augusta Baker, long time children's librarian of the New York Public Library, we're so fortunate to have the only public mural of this work in the nation in our library. If you haven't seen it, you should!

(Click to enlarge). There are some "wild things" at the library.

(Click to enlarge). Reading is a "good thing!"

1 comment:

kay said...

Doni: Great photos! I feel so honored to be a part of your story.