Sweet Serenity


Kyoto (c) Emma E. Glennon

My children have such an eye for serenity, which I confess has been in short supply within the household during recent years.

For Grandeur, wrote Pattiann Rogers, some look to nature’s intense bursts and others to all-enveloping quiet; some:

. . . choose the terror
of lightning peals on prairies or the tall
collapsing cathedrals of stormy seas,
because there they feel dwarfed
and appropriately helpless; others select
the serenity of that ceiling/cellar
of stars they see at night on placid lakes,
because there they feel assured
and universally magnanimous.


Above is a photograph one of my daughters took on the other side of the world.  Sweet, silent.  Moss and shell pink, gold dust of pollen, soft early spring.

Sometimes I breathe more easily just looking at the views she brings home.

About Stephanie

In her spare time, Stephanie works full-time, and then some, as an attorney. She has published articles and delivered talks in arcane fields like forensic evidentiary issues, jury instructions, and expert scientific witness preparation. She also is an adjunct professor at a law school on the banks of the Charles and loves that dirty water, as she will always think of Boston as her home. You are welcome to take a look at her Facebook author page, or follow @SMartinGlennon on Twitter. All content on this blog, unless otherwise attributed, is (c) 2012-2020 by Stephanie M. Glennon and should not be reproduced (in any form other than re-blogging in accordance with Wordpress protocol and the numerous other wee buttons at the bottom of each post) without the express permission of the domain holder.
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12 Responses to Sweet Serenity

  1. timelesslady says:

    The moss…the delicate pink of the flowers…serenity…perfect.

  2. I love the simplicity of the photograph. Lovely. Your daughter has your talent.

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  5. wendykarasin says:

    The serenity of this picture fills my soul with contentment. Perhaps your daughter is looking to sooth her soul from the loss of her dad (we all want to sooth ourselves after significant loss). What a spectacular way to do so with sweet blossoms, budding trees, colors of soft greens and pinks, and new cultures to soak in..

  6. Leya says:

    So serene and beautiful. Japanese culture is so strange. From fierceness to soft serenity.

  7. Yuvathi says:

    a lovely snap 🙂

  8. Mandy Moran says:

    Beautiful, a captured image of nature…… 🙂

  9. anainturkey says:

    Wonderful and so fitting to the theme!

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  11. Marie Keates says:

    I love the serenity of nature. When I go off walking with beauty all around in the flowers and rocks or the rivers and seas it gives me time to think quietly. That calm is so important in this busy world of hustle and bustle.

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