Sunday's Ripples; Are yours in Color?

Sunday, September 19, 2010


There by the fountain pond, in a beautiful tree lined park sat a woman. She had come to the park to escape the dullness of her life. “Get out be alive,” she thought but the dullness only jaded her view.  Looking out into the vast landscape her eyes found the pond. “Where has all my color gone?”

She gazed deep with in the water, as if the pool of liquid held a clue. The deeper she stared, the darker the water grew. “You hold no color, only fathoms on my soul,” she cried. “Where is my color?” again she asked.

It was then a ripple in the water gently ambled into view, and with the ripple came a color. White, she knew to some was not a color, yet to her contrasting the darkness it would do. It was a change. With the ripple came another and another, “Why do ripples have your color?” she asked.

Her eyes traced back the path of the color holding ripples. One by one as her eyes moved in search of what had caused the ripples, color began to emerge. Blue, green, yellow, all the colors began reflecting within the water. It was as if an artist had begun to paint it, dabbing color with each passing ripple.

By the time her eyes met the source of her color filled ripples the entire picture had been composed. The ripples had brought to her the beauty of the park, all its many colors and the source. The source had been a single fallen leaf.

When we look into the dark depths of anything sometimes we lose sight of the ripples. Don’t under estimate where your ripples will travel or how far. Any of us could be that single fallen leaf, we all cast ripples. It is up to us to paint them with color.

May you have a blessed Sunday and all your ripples be full of color.

PS Don’t forget Alex’s Blog Fest Tomorrow. Also Sorry for not being around I just need to spend more time with life than technology.

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12 comments:

Paula said, 

Great minds think alike ;-) I had a long walk throught own today, visiting all my fav fountains in the city center and posting some pics of them. For sure you are the better water word weaver though ;-)) Hugs across the pond

September 19, 2010 at 9:21 AM  
Corine said, 

I love this! It reminds me of one of my favorite quotes...

"There's a ripple effect in all that we do. What you do touches me; what I do touches you."

Thanks for the beautiful reminder! :D

September 19, 2010 at 12:04 PM  
Corine said, 
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September 19, 2010 at 12:04 PM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

A wonderful post Jules which sets the old grey cells working.
Excellently written. Glad you managed to get away.

Thanks also for visiting my blog and the lovely comment.

Yvonne.

September 19, 2010 at 12:42 PM  
Roland D. Yeomans said, 

The color of ripples. The shades of echoes. All have their birth in life. We can get so caught up in life's struggles that we miss the magic of life itself.

Thanks for a great thought-provoking post. And further thanks for dropping by my blog and commenting. It helps me to know that I'm not playing to an empty house. Have a great New Week. Roland

September 19, 2010 at 2:47 PM  
Alex J. Cavanaugh said, 

That's a wonderful reminder, Jules.
Blogfest tomorrow!! So excited!

September 19, 2010 at 3:04 PM  
Gail said, 

A great reminder for all of us.

September 19, 2010 at 5:19 PM  
Mary said, 

Beautiful reminder. It's always worth waiting for your posts.

September 19, 2010 at 6:23 PM  
Journaling Woman said, 

Even though we think we don't, we do need reminding. Beautiful post.

Teresa

September 19, 2010 at 9:29 PM  
colbymarshall said, 

Lovely post...pay it forward! Hope you'll stop by the blog Monday because I'm posting something fun :-)

September 19, 2010 at 11:27 PM  
Rayna M. Iyer said, 

This is really powerful. And I loved the photograph too.

September 20, 2010 at 2:04 AM  
Tammy said, 

Very nice story and photo!

September 20, 2010 at 6:11 PM  
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