Thursday, October 14, 2010

TOFINO SKIES

























From
sunrise
to sunset,
and all the
moments
in between,
my heart
so misses
the ever-changing
color
of those
Tofino
skies.

[From 1989 until 1999, I was surrounded by this ever-changing colorful panorama of sheer beauty. My soul feasted on this landscape like a hungry scavenger, who had long been denied a fulfilling meal. I experienced joy on a daily basis for ten glorious years, walking through some of the most spectacular landscape on the planet.

Leaving that place was like Jack Kornfield relinquishing his monk's robes. I have now lived longer in my make-do place than I lived there - inconceivable to me, as I always thought I would return.  I still hope to.  I have missed my life there every single day through all these years. It is the place where my spirit dwells, where it is at home.]

25 comments:

  1. Cool poem - I pray you get back to your home of perfect skies.

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  2. love these sky images, perfect poem to go with them.

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  3. Oh, Sherry, what wonderful pictures. The sky is never the same in any two pictures - ever-changing and spectacular. I especially love the one with the birds on the beach and the puff of cloud behind them. The sunsets/rises are magical. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  4. Glad you like them:) Such a beautiful place. I tell the story of my life there at the following link, if you care to read it. Those were magical years, the happiest of my life.

    http://stardreamingwithsherrybluesky.blogspot.com/2010/08/love-song-to-clayoquot-sound.html

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  5. Hmmmmm, for some reason the link doesnt seem to be working. It was posted in my August archine anyway:)

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  6. What a beautiful place, Sherry, and the photos you took are great.

    I still miss the beauty of England, even though Canada is a wonderful place with spectacular landscapes England couldn't possibly match.

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  7. Beautiful colours here, just beautiful...

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  8. I've been to Tofino!! Once many years ago, and now again through this poem. It is a beautiful place. You have done justice to it.

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  9. Wonderfully crafted work, loved the poem and the images! =)

    -Weasel

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  10. The beauty of the skies is phenomenal, Sherry. Your poem is a wonderful tribute to Tofino.

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  11. Sherry awesome poem and photos!
    Pamela

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  12. Wow those photos are wonderful!!! I can see why you miss those skies.

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  13. Wow, wow, wow! what glorious, amazing, beautiful photos to go with your lovely words.

    I have a special place by the ocean too and like you I vowed to return but haven't...as yet.

    It has been too long.

    I hope you get back to 'your' place.

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  14. Wonderful photos Sherry, i hope you get back there someday. :-)

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  15. what a wonderful pictures are they!Loved them :)

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  16. thank you Sherry for sharing your beauty of photos and words with us....those skies are reflected in your heart...bkm

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  17. how lucky to witness that kind of color obviously very inspiring, wonderful to read and to look at!

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  18. I looked up Tofino [ http://www.tofino-bc.com/ ] and I see where you're coming from. Beautiful words for a beautiful place.

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  19. Loved the poem Sherry and the images are amazing. I can truly see how your soul could reside in a place with such beauty and life.

    I can totally relate, and have found my own special place where my soul resides, and the magic to be found in each moment is amazing.

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  20. awesome pics.. wonderful lines here.. SERENE.. :D xox

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  21. I love these photos and I so can relate to where your soul lives. I'm in NC, but my soul is in Maine.

    I have photos of my special place, too~ Beautifully written description of your soul's mirror!~

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  22. It is God's own canvas - Tofino skies. And keeps us enraptured.I can understand how much you miss such a magical place.

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  23. Sherry,
    You need not have written a single word. Your beautiful photographs are self explanatory, in terms of the colourful beauty.
    I can understand the yearning to return to those views!
    Lovely,
    Best wishes,
    Eileen

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  24. Thank you for this sweet bit
    of heaven.

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  25. Beautiful pics, wonderful poem.

    Your lab looks like mine.

    Great Job

    Wysteria

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