... humming this today

. . .



'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free
'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,

'Twill be in the valley of love and delight.
When true simplicity is gain'd,
To bow and to bend we shan't be asham'd,
To turn, turn will be our delight,
Till by turning, turning we come 'round right."


imperfect stone combined with perfect prose ... simple

sharing with Emily this day




19 comments:

zJayne said...

you carry a tune so well~

Oliag said...

That song is so "simply" beautiful:)

S. Etole said...

one of my favorites ...

spread your wings said...

i love this song.

Connie Smiley said...

Now I'm humming it, too. Thanks for the reminder, and your beautifullly simple art.

Brian Miller said...

love this...and love your rock art...

june at noon said...

Now the song's stuck in my head. :)

Megan Coyle said...

simply lovely :)

elizabeth said...

Every time I visit, I feel like I sink a little deeper into my body - and feel a little more present. Thank you for that.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Humming along with you.

Tracy said...

This lifted my afternoon, Elk! I've always loved the Shaker hymn... And the tune looks just right on your stone. :o) Happy Day, my friend ((HUGS))

kt40s said...

catchy tune and catchy lyrics, humming along with you.

LauraX said...

so much beauty in simplicity...and your artistic vision:-)

Jennifer Richardson said...

simple and free....your art,
your wordsmithed beauty,
your heart.
Makes my breath come sweeter.
Thank you for the simplicity
...like a massage for my spirit:)
-Jennifer

emily wierenga said...

you have such a gift of turning the simple into the profound friend. i love this.

margie said...

beauty as it should be.

Country Girl said...

Sweet little song ~

windrock studio said...

Thanks, Elk ~ you always add such simple beauty to my day.

Kanelstrand said...

It is a singing stone! I would love to let it whisper in my ear about simplicity. Stones know this.