Thursday, November 6, 2008


Today was a very windy day in Kansas making me think of all the ways wind is used in sayings like: “a lose your toupee day” "skirt alert" "wind burst" “don’t spit in the wind,” “windy city”, “shout into the wind,” “three sheets to the wind,” “wind before rain, topsails remain, rain before wind, top sails take in” “wind of change” "wind blown" "the wind is screaming" "the wind is howling" "whipping wind" etc. is a great link to a funny commercial about wind. What sayings did you have growing up about wind?

You can’t really photograph wind unless it touches something.

Man has lots of sayings about wind – God speaks of it too:
"The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit." John 3:8

I'm in Kansas because my “spirit” brought, blew and guided me to this place in my life. When I miss my Northern family – I read this scripture and know that I am where I am supposed to be. Sometimes that doesn’t satisfy my urge to move and blow North – this is when I know my soul needs to return to the land where I was born to soothe that need. A visit North always refreshes me and reassures me I am okay where my Spirit has guided me – small town life in Kansas is my destiny….for now…. Meanwhile, my soul is getting ready for that Northern trek to soothe my restless soul….


lookuptoday said...

Hi, On my blog i sometime use windy words, and this has definately been a whirlwind week for me.:) Where is North for you? Frank and i are going South this weekend to visit the grand babies. Dee

katiegfromtennessee said...

Washer Mom Val,

I know God can soothe your soul:) Very good scripture reference:)


beckymc said...

Sometimes I long for the north my self. I moved south 12 years ago. I long for the nothern breeze through the autum trees. The colors of the fall and the smell of fall. North for me is Pittsburgh, PA. Where is north for you?

Me said...

My mom would like this. She was a born and bred Kansan and lived there her entire life until about ten years ago when in need of work, my parents moved to Iowa. She misses the wind and the sky.

I grew up in Kansas until I was eighteen and then left and never really went back. I don't miss the wind but I love photographing on the rare occasion I return - there is something about the prairie that enters you.

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