Seeking Passion

Salt Fork – 2012

     The passions of life…for me evoked by the random sprinkling of crimson red leaves in the autumn landscape. When I gaze upon those tall timbered beauties I find my eyes searching for the fiery color like one seeking a friend through the crowd. When I come upon the bits of alluring carmine glow, I become encouraged in some way about life. An assurance that passion still exists in the world and just waiting to be discovered by those who seek it.

     While all of the forest leaves combined create a magnificent painting of nature – it is the savory and spicy reds that I adore. For me, a reminder that passion is a condiment that virtually makes life taste fuller, richer and a bit exotic. Largely associated with romance and lovers, passion is so much more and must not be confined as such. It can be felt through ones profession, hobbies, interests and convictions – attained not by money but by immersing oneself fully into that which one enjoys and finds inner reward. To be passionate about something is to achieve success in finding a resonating connection with one’s soul. And those brilliant red leaves which dabble between the yellow and green, those rosy glimmers that catch my eye…they tell me passion is out there…go find it.

6 Replies to “Seeking Passion”

  1. Eloquent. As always. I, too, love the deep red – even burgundy – leaves of autumn — but have realized they are so much more impressive when combined with the deep yellows and the russets. The outstanding passions of life are made more special by the background they play against… A lovely daytime drive into western PA. yesterday included an impressive display by Mother Nature in all her glory, and the beauty was so inspiring… And passion comes from inspiration, inspiration from passion, and the cycle goes on…


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: