PHOTO JOURNALISM by PATRICIA FEAGER, 12/1/2023
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is where I found Paradise. The date was November 29, 2023. This is part two written on December 1, 2023 of "Where to Find Paradise in Dallas." Inspiration was waiting.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling
but in rising everytime we fall...annonymous
Is there anyone not attracted to the sound and source of water? No. It wasn't raining on the day I visited the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. What you see in the photo above in falling water is just a water feature to see and hear the sound of water. In my feature photo I walked between the vibrant Red Maples to get there. Still waters can silence the heart. Falling water can draw me inward towards inspiration.
The face of this sculpture caught my eye. When the mind empties, I am full of inspiration. Thoughts drifted to my own father who found pleasure in spending any day going fishing. His wish was to have a boy. Instead he received my mother, five girls, and a female dog. He found solitude by going fishing.
Here the man sits with a child on a short distant bench. Both are focused on fishing and determined to catch a fish. A can of worms makes good bait.
Time. Patience. Determination and a can of worms can catch a fish.
Dreams begin in childhood. There was a song called "I Like Dreaming," by Kenny Nolan. Lyrics like dreams can linger. Inspiration is a precious gift.
As we age, we carve our own path, or at least that's the way it should be. This post is not debatable, at least not for now while the mind is still inspired.
The time was nearly 5 PM when I removed myself from what I called my Stone Parlor to collect my thoughts. The night lights on the trees guided me back to the entrance where I coud find the exit. One thing that never exists my mind is inspiration - at least that is true for me. I hope this post was an inspiration for you too!
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