Dicho del Domingo – Dia 107

17 Apr

Quote – Dia 107

Solitude is a silent storm that breaks down all our dead branches. Yet is sends our living roots deeper into the living heart of the living earth. Man struggles to find life outside himself, unaware that the life he is seeking is within him. Nature reaches out to us with welcome arms, and bids us enjoy her beauty; but we dread her silence and rush into the crowded cities, there to huddle like sheep fleeing from a ferocious wolf. – Kahlil Gibran

Photo – Dia 107

Man fishing off the Mediterranean Coast of Spain

An older man admires vast sea before him. Patiently awaiting natures bounty. This is a typical Valenciano fisherman in the small Spanish town of Sagunto that sits along the Mediterranean sea. Its history began 219 BC when it was inhabited by an Iberian community that traded with the Greeks and Phoenicians. Today it is a living reflection of vive y deja vivir. Christians, Jews, and Muslims peacefully co-exist in this small town where an ancient Roman castle complex rests atop a hill largely untouched. Something tells me that the sense of solitude brought by the ocean is a secret to peace and harmony amidst deep history and diversity. (Photo: Rebecca Harned - Sagunto, Spain - January, 2011)


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