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  Puny
by Patrick A Granfors
Sunday, August 29, 2010
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Photo by Greg Gregory, used with permission


de Chelly sandstone spire

Monument to the earth that was

Current local Everest

Sedimentary miracle

 

Gaze up at its summit

Two hundred fifty million years have passed

Measured in grains

Washed into the sea

 

Imagine standing there

So long ago

Gentle waters lapping a shoreline

Wind the earth’s only voice

 

No peak

No summit

No spire

Only ridges of sand

As far as the eye can see

 

Grab a handful of sand

At the beach

In your backyard

Add water

See what happens

 

Playing in God’s sandbox

Mother Nature trumped us

Long, long ago

And I feel puny

 

 

 

Copyright 2010 Patrick Granfors




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Reviewed by Sylvia Corsini (Reader) 9/10/2010
Puny we all are.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 8/30/2010
Awesome picture....very thought-provoking write, Patrick. WEll done.

Anna
Reviewed by JMS Bell 8/29/2010
IN RELATION TO THE SCOPE OF THIS WORLD'S MAGNITUDNESS...WE ARE 'PUNY' BUT...OUR CREATOR KNOWS ALL ABOUT EACH ONE OF US AND CARES. HE IS TRULY AN 'AWESOME' GOD! BLESSINGS AND LOVE,
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/29/2010
I feel horney, and in tune with Nature.

Ron
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 8/29/2010
I'd like to see that place in the picture in person, ah well maybe someday...e
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/29/2010
I appreciate this reflective, philosophical insight, Patrick. Substance to reflect upon for certain. Love and peace,

Regis
Reviewed by Paul Berube 8/29/2010
250,000,000 years have passed since The Creation by God?
Great write Patrick........just fix the time frame. ;-)
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 8/29/2010
Humbling perspective and one to consider. We're puny yet so rare and fortunate to even be here. Like extensions of the universe observing itself. Puny but part of a huge machinery too. Pretty cool that, when you think about it.
Reviewed by D Johnson 8/29/2010
Patrick, awesome words! you have the right perspective.

Cheers,
Dan
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 8/29/2010
The Bigger Picture! Crumbling masses eroded like play dough pinched off in small scale rolled up in cat sand where the kitty litter flushes Puny out to bleach in the sun. Eventually it dries up and blows away.

Love,
Sage
Reviewed by George Carroll 8/29/2010
A grain of sand in an ocean of God's love.

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