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Where I felt the presence of God

This afternoon, my daughter and I took the dog down to this frozen lake for a walk.  I sure was glad that I had tucked my small Leica D-Lux 5 camera into my pocket, because what we beheld there was heavenly.  The colorful sky, the cotton-candy like clouds, the mist surrounding us…  pure beauty …pure peace.  I knew that I needed a special song playing to process this image, so I chose the beautiful mix by U.N.K.L.E. (featuring Moby) called God Moving Over the Face of the Water / A State. Take a listen, won’t you, while you look at this photograph and maybe you’ll be able to get a sense of the feeling I had at the frozen lake shore.  If you want to see the lyrics for the song you can find them here.  I’ve pasted my favorite part of the lyrics under the photograph.

Fronted by solitude without decadence or a…
Single material thing to prostitute and elevate you to a spiritual plane
Where I felt the presence of God
Now, there’s the God they taught me about at school
And there is the God that’s hidden… by what surrounds us in this civilization
That’s the God I meant

~ Sung by UNKLE

By the way, the above lyrics originally appeared in the movie Alive (1993), the amazing story about the survivors of Uruguayan Air Flight 571.  That film was based upon the 1974 book Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors, by British author Piers Paul Reed.  It was one of my favorite books when I was a wee lad.

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