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Does the walker choose the path?

Does the walker choose the path or the path choose the walker?

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Blended image by Joyce Meyer

Three images: Highway in front of our home, path through a grove of trees on our farm in Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota and the path along the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain.

~ quote by Garth Nix

 

A long walk

Click, click, click, the sticks

Rhythm of the path while walking

Lost yet found in thought

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Image by Joyce Meyer taken on the Camino de Santiago near Burguete, Spain.

I walk…

Click, click, click… walking sticks

The rhythm of the path and breath

Lost yet found in thought

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Image by Joyce Meyer along the Camino de Santiago between Roncesvalles and Zuburi, Spain.

 

 

 

Floating through life

Same… but different.

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We each walk our own paths in life with a mixture of purpose, pleasure and pain. It seems as though we all “float” along in our journey with each step a temporary moment in time. Both images were captured on the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain. The two hikers are passing through while the floating image is farm woman in Galicia.  As I write this, I’m thinking I should reverse these images. Hmmm…?

 

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In the rear view mirror ~ 2014

Where does the time go?  A few of my favorite images from 2014:

All images by Joyce Meyer (O.K., the spider web is Randy’s, but other than that…)

Buen Camino via Kaiser Kreations

Shout out to the wonderful custom artistry of Leon Kaiser of Kaiser Kreations hidden away near the historic Gateway to the WestGary, South Dakota.  Thank you, Kaiser Kreations!  You are a gifted artist and we appreciate your talents.

kaiser-6408dmvcrThis piece of metal art is 12″ X 12″ of 1/8 inch metal and will hang on our wall along with our enlarged photos from this adventure.The lines make up the scallop shell which is the symbol of the Camino de Santiago, a backpacking pilgrimage across northern Spain dating back to the Middle Ages.  I asked Leon to also include three crosses  to symbolize our Christian faith. The words at the bottom are the common greeting among hikers along the Camino de Santiago and means good path or good journey.

This 500 mile walking pilgrimage  allows for unique life experiences while exploring history and culture and has become a personal favorite experience for us.

Take a peek at their designs at Kaiser Kreations on Facebook. (Click on link)

God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.  ~ I Peter 4:10

 

Acceptance…

It has taken me quite a while to come up with the very first post for our new website RJMeyerArts.  As I reflect upon my life I have found that it has been a long and winding road (to quote the Beatles). Mistakes, I’ve had a few...  (Thanks, Frank Sinatra) well, probably quite a few. But, hey, mistakes are there for a purpose, and we just need to make the best of them.  Hence, the need for acceptance.  Acceptance of our own particular stage in life.  Acceptance of doing whatever we can with our God-given talents.  Acceptance of the fact that we are here for a purpose.

2013Camino-1030468rbgblend5dmveTX2frThe above blend of images from Cruz de Ferro in northern Spain along the Camino de Santiago, depicts a pilgrim with her own thoughts and reflections. It’s all of a personal nature, as is life. Life is a journey and has its mountains, valleys and “bumps in the road” of various kinds. You just keep moving forward.  (Click on the links above for more information and history)

No matter what happens, I sincerely hope we can all enjoy the view as we move forward with RJMeyerArts.

hunt-1386rdmvww20hpsh40wcThis website is a work in progress… check back for updates!