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I Bear Witness To The Beauty On Earth

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    Everywhere

    The movie American Beauty really opened my eyes about the world, and the beauty you can find almost everywhere. Whether its light shining in through a dusty bathroom window or leaves blowing in the wind, when I realize these moments I feel... content. I only wish the feeling...
    ashleyxxpiano ashleyxxpiano 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 23, 2010

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    It Calls Me

     I see and feel this everyday. When I least expect it, it calls me. Whenever I need it, it's there. It lets me dwell in it's infinite grace and it embraces me with infinite serenity. It's beautiful and I love it; I know it. I am not without it, yet I think that the...
    LuckymeIshouldsee LuckymeIshouldsee 18-21 1 Response Jan 15, 2010

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    Winter's Silence-

    I visited one of my favorite spots in nature yesterday, hoping to get some good photos of what this rocky gorge looks like in the silence of mid-winter. I wasn't disappointed, but I have come to realize that no matter how well I represent the scene with a photo -or try to...
    VTMarkus VTMarkus 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 21, 2012

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    Beauty Misunderstood

      For there to be beauty there must be ugly, just as for life there must be death. It is only when the savage nature of the Earth is realized that our own mortality is felt, and a true understanding of beauty then defined. The human ego must be debased before we can bear...
    bioscigal97 bioscigal97 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 11, 2010

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    Every Day I Do

    There are times when the beauty of the planet and the creatures who dwell within it overwhelms me with feelings of awe. The simplicity, the complexity, the color, the gloom, the ethereal, the gritty, the light, the dark. All of it is such an intricate and delicate balance; a...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Sep 29, 2011

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    The Earth Fills Me With Emotions

    Places trigger, emotions to envelope me, and to fill me.As the hands of a Deity come to enclose me in the wonderment of our world, every sense is gently caressed.The wind plays across my skin, touching, but never lingering.The sweet scent of the air wafts over you, carried by the...
    Aggroparty Aggroparty 16-17 Jan 2, 2011

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    A Meteoric Encounter-

    Several years ago, I lived in a small cabin in the woods in central Vermont. Late one crystal clear night, I was returning home from visiting friends, but the driveway up through the field that leads to the cabin had become the consistency of chocolate mousse, thanks to the...
    VTMarkus VTMarkus 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 12, 2011

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    Nature = Bliss For Me

    I have always enjoyed the simplicity and beauty among nature. When I walk along the nature trail near my house I sit on a park bench in front of the creek and listen. "The bubbling and soft spoken babbles of the creek near me flowing with the streams of life. The little fish...
    MoonFlower11 MoonFlower11 31-35, F Jun 13, 2010

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    Peace Within

    When things seem to much for me and I reach the point where my soul is crying out, I just stop.  I inhale deeply the sweet smell of nature, the absolute beauty it holds can make me sit for hours just watching the simplest act. like the sway of a tree in the wind. there is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 2, 2010

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    This Is Where God Speaks To Me...

    There is a dense, nearly 60 acre stand of red pines on the land owned by my brother in central Vermont, planted as part of a CCC project back in the 50's. A local old-timer tells tales of haying the field that is now home to this plot of trees. Now perhaps 80 feet tall, I always...
    VTMarkus VTMarkus 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 1, 2011

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    God's Creations For Our Pleasure.

    My life have come to a stage of slow pace. Could not understand in the beginning. Thought it was due to my health challenges. Time spent on the computer due to EP and my listening to my Pastor"s Sermons. lead me to Youtube. Then my new understanding opens up my new journey of...
    unshakable unshakable 61-65, F 3 Responses Feb 25, 2011

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    Watching The Clouds Play

      Drifting peacefully on the water, it feels as though you're floating in the air. Looking up at the clouds. I silently watch as the clouds play trough out the sky. I'm amazes me how gently the clouds move, Every time I look up again, the sky has painted me another picture...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 3, 2010

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    Sand And Snow...

    II was at the beach on the coast of Maine in January. Not another soul around, just sun and wind and huge expanse of beach at low tide. In a somewhat sheltered spot where the receding tide had textured the sand, wind had blown snow from a pre-dawn squall into the crevices. The...
    VTMarkus VTMarkus 46-50, M Apr 1, 2011

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    Open Your Eyes

    Beauty is everywhere, all you have to do is open your eyes (and mind).
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Nov 11, 2011

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    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 31, 2011

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    There Is No Me In Reality, There Is No You

    The thought of a ME that exists. Is only a thought that is happening RIGHT NOW. there is actually no ME in reality. Its like this, the thought of a unicorn appears, does that make the unicorn itself exist in reality no the only thing that exists in reality is the THOUGHT of a...
    BodhiSvaha BodhiSvaha 22-25, M Jan 2, 2011

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    Beauty Is Just A Word...but Oh My Goddess...what A Word

    She is to me the beauty and divinity of every breath I take every sight I see and all experiences the "I" of my soul sacred "I"magination her lore is my inspiration endless eternal elementary she is my mother I bend low  and kiss her gently she enfolds me each night and sings to...
    8FOOTDREAD 8FOOTDREAD 41-45, M 5 Responses Mar 26, 2011

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    Every Day Is Filled With Wonder

    I was born in town but now live in the countryside.The beauty that surrounds me is immeasurable.The light through the leaves,the wind blowing the trees,my dog sleeping at my feet,the cattle in the field,flowers by the river,grasses blowing in the fields,rain on the windows,the...
    liquidamber liquidamber 51-55, F 7 Responses Aug 24, 2010

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    I'd Like To Say

    I , and all , are beautiful.  When the truth of one and all is revealed and found, it is beautiful.  The truth is beautiful, beyond any measurements of the past and any measurements of the future.  The truth of life and the truth of life's laws are...
    LuckymeIshouldsee LuckymeIshouldsee 18-21 4 Responses Feb 16, 2010

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    Where I'm From

    Deep blue sky stretches out far over my head and fades into orange on the horizonit beckons me to get lost in itThe grassy plains roll out like golden carpet over rolling hillsBare trees stretch from the Earth waking up to the sunriseA rabbit feeds her young under a...
    BodhiSvaha BodhiSvaha 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 2, 2010

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    One

    It is a glorious feeling realizing God lies in everything being connected to the Eternal One in everything knowing that when your dog licks you God is giving you a kiss when the tree branches dance in the wind God is dancing for you when two birds do arial theatrics in the sky...
    BodhiSvaha BodhiSvaha 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 6, 2010

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    The Iceman Cometh...

    The third week of January has always been the deepest week of winter in my book, with more often than not the coldest temperatures, and the world here virtually locked up in ice. Like most of the country has experienced so far this winter season, this one has been a bit unusual...
    VTMarkus VTMarkus 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 20, 2012

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    There Is Beauty Everywhere...

    I try to find the beauty in every moment.  Sometimes it can be challenging because of daily distractions, or being overwhelmed by my emotions.  But when I remember to step back from myself, take a deep breath and look around...I see the beauty everywhere.I see beauty in...
    CoracaoQuebrado CoracaoQuebrado 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 27, 2010

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    May Apple Trees

    I live in northern New England, where it takes spring a painfully long time to arrive most years. It's easy to forget just how green the world becomes here after a long winter... But it's greening up now, with all of the rain we've had of late. Today I stopped at an old abandoned...
    VTMarkus VTMarkus 46-50, M 1 Response May 14, 2012

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    The San Bernardino Straits

    In my opinion there is no more beautiful a place as the San Bernardino Straits. This is the water way that carries mariners from the vast Pacific Ocean into the South China Sea. The trip from the West Coast of California across the expanse of the Pacific Ocean takes weeks to...
    ltdjim ltdjim 51-55, M May 26, 2013

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    Praying For Spring

    Have you ever spent time looking at the buds of trees and shrubs in winter? It's something I've done every winter for much of my life, and I've decided that the buds of one of the shrubs native to New England is my favorite...In the deep protected woods, -usually at mid-elevation...
    VTMarkus VTMarkus 46-50, M Jan 24, 2012

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    Silver Rays

    After experiencing a tiring and a frustrating day, I decided to hit the sheets....it was midnight. I switched off the lights...walked towards the window and pulled the curtains to a corner. I was awestruck. The silver rays of the moon bathed me. The moon was so radiant that it...
    oceansheart oceansheart 18-21, F 3 Responses May 24, 2013

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    Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

    Below is a link to a beautiful time-lapse video of the night sky from somewhere in Hawaii, accompanied by an equally-as-beautiful sound track. The video is about a minute long, but you get to see so much in that one minute!   If you watch the video, you should really...
    MisterC MisterC 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 10, 2010

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    Off The Beaten Path

    Between my trailbikes, riding horses, having two Jeeps, can walk for miles.... I have seen places that most have not. When I go deep into the woods and stop.... The beauty is in every inch of what I see... and feel! No man has harmed, changed the land. Without the Beauty...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2012

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    The Only Star In The Sky

    I stepped outsideand into the pitch dark nightthoughts fogging my mindthe darkness was unforgivingthe only light showingjumped from the window of the houseas if to reveal the whole earth in its lightbut fell to the ground belowrevealing only snowI looked up...
    BodhiSvaha BodhiSvaha 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 12, 2010

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    What is beauty really? Besides a word that people give meaning to. Some people spend their whole life looking for it in someone else only to end up sad and lonely later because...
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    When I was young, I would visit my grandfather at his vacation home in Bear Lake, Idaho every summer. Like most of the people in the neighborhood, his house was built right next to...
    LyraAlluse LyraAlluse 26-30, F Mar 24

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    I think it's hard, to be pretty on the inside, because it's all so very subjective. I think everyone's almost always pretty on the inside, and then you get on their bad side--and...
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    LizzieLost LizzieLost 18-21, F Mar 29

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    wrote this with my son.. for his class project... thought i would share... Mother earth sings to me. In the bright light of day, she raises the lights So bright and high above...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 4 Responses Mar 21

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    Beauty is not always about the outer appearance, beauty can be found within. I always tell my kind friends they are cute (sometimes unintentionally) because I actually find them...
    pineapplejam pineapplejam 18-21, F 9 Responses Apr 9

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